Rhypopteryx rubripunctata (Weymer, 1892)

Delabye, Sylvain, Maicher, Vincent, Safian, Szabolcs, Potocky, Pavel, Mertens, Jan E. J., Przybylowicz, Lukasz, Murkwe, Mercy, Kobe, Ishmeal N., Fokam, Eric B., Janecek, Stepan & Tropek, Robert, 2020, First records of 31 species of butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) in Cameroon, with remarks on their elevational ranges, Biodiversity Data Journal 8, pp. 50543-50543: 50543

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scientific name

Rhypopteryx rubripunctata (Weymer, 1892)
status

 

Rhypopteryx rubripunctata (Weymer, 1892)  

Erebidae   , Lymantriinae  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 6; sex: males; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Rhypopteryxrubripunctata (Weymer, 1892); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: Southwest Region; locality: Dikolo Peninsula, Bimbia-Bonadikombo Community Forest ; verbatimElevation: 30 m; decimalLatitude: 03.9818; decimalLongitude: 09.2625; Identification: identifiedBy: Sylvain Delabye; dateIdentified: 2017; Event: samplingProtocol: Light catching; eventDate: 14/01/2016; habitat: Coastal forest; Record Level: type: PhysicalObject; institutionID: http://grbio.org/cool/8t1f-g2z6; institutionCode: ZMJU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Rhypopteryxrubripunctata (Weymer, 1892); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: Southwest Region; locality: Bamboo Camp, Mount Cameroon ; verbatimElevation: 350 m; decimalLatitude: 04.0899; decimalLongitude: 09.0517; Identification: identifiedBy: Sylvain Delabye; dateIdentified: 2017; Event: samplingProtocol: Light catching; eventDate: 19/12/2014; habitat: Lowland forest disturbed by historical selective logging; Record Level: type: PhysicalObject; institutionID: http://grbio.org/cool/8t1f-g2z6; institutionCode: ZMJU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Rhypopteryxrubripunctata (Weymer, 1892); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: Southwest Region; locality: Bamboo Camp, Mount Cameroon ; verbatimElevation: 350 m; decimalLatitude: 04.0899; decimalLongitude: 09.0517; Identification: identifiedBy: Sylvain Delabye; dateIdentified: 2017; Event: samplingProtocol: Light catching; eventDate: 17/04/2015; habitat: Lowland forest disturbed by historical selective logging; Record Level: type: PhysicalObject; institutionID: http://grbio.org/cool/8t1f-g2z6; institutionCode: ZMJU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 17; sex: females; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Rhypopteryxrubripunctata (Weymer, 1892); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: Southwest Region; locality: Bamboo Camp, Mount Cameroon ; verbatimElevation: 350 m; decimalLatitude: 04.0899; decimalLongitude: 09.0517; Identification: identifiedBy: Sylvain Delabye; dateIdentified: 2017; Event: samplingProtocol: Light catching; eventDate: 09/02/2016; habitat: Lowland forest disturbed by historical selective logging; Record Level: type: PhysicalObject; institutionID: http://grbio.org/cool/8t1f-g2z6; institutionCode: ZMJU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 1; sex: males; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Rhypopteryxrubripunctata (Weymer, 1892); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: Southwest Region; locality: Drink Gari, Mount Cameroon ; verbatimElevation: 650 m; decimalLatitude: 04.1022; decimalLongitude: 09.0630; Identification: identifiedBy: Sylvain Delabye; dateIdentified: 2017; Event: samplingProtocol: Light catching; eventDate: 09/02/2017; habitat: Primary lowland forest; Record Level: type: PhysicalObject; institutionID: http://grbio.org/cool/8t1f-g2z6; institutionCode: ZMJU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps  

Distribution

This species was known from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and South Africa. Our record in Cameroon is thus the westernmost for the species and extended its distribution to the Guinean biogeographic region. In the Mount Cameroon region, it was recorded in all studied lowland forests up to 650 m a.s.l. (Fig. 18 View Figure 18 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lymantriidae

Genus

Rhypopteryx

Loc

Rhypopteryx rubripunctata (Weymer, 1892)

Delabye, Sylvain, Maicher, Vincent, Safian, Szabolcs, Potocky, Pavel, Mertens, Jan E. J., Przybylowicz, Lukasz, Murkwe, Mercy, Kobe, Ishmeal N., Fokam, Eric B., Janecek, Stepan & Tropek, Robert 2020
2020
Loc

Erebidae

Leach 1815
1815