Dasychira punctifera (Walker, 1858)

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

Dasychira punctifera (Walker, 1858)
status

 

Dasychira punctifera (Walker, 1858)  

Erebidae   , Lymantriinae  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Dasychirapunctifera (Walker, 1858); 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: 11/10/2017; 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: Dasychirapunctifera (Walker, 1858); 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: 13/12/2014; 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: 9; sex: 8 males, 1 female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Dasychirapunctifera (Walker, 1858); 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: 20/04/2015; 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: 9; sex: males; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Dasychirapunctifera (Walker, 1858); 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: 10/02/2016; 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: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Dasychirapunctifera (Walker, 1858); 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: 17/12/2014; habitat: Primary lowland forest; Record Level: type: PhysicalObject; institutionID: http://grbio.org/cool/8t1f-g2z6; institutionCode: ZMJU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 3; sex: males; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Dasychirapunctifera (Walker, 1858); 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: 22/04/2015; habitat: Primary lowland forest; Record Level: type: PhysicalObject; institutionID: http://grbio.org/cool/8t1f-g2z6; institutionCode: ZMJU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 9; sex: males; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Dasychirapunctifera (Walker, 1858); 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: 05/02/2016; habitat: Primary lowland 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: Dasychirapunctifera (Walker, 1858); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: Southwest Region; locality: PlanteCam Camp, Mount Cameroon ; verbatimElevation: 1,100 m; decimalLatitude: 04.1175; decimalLongitude: 09.0709; Identification: identifiedBy: Sylvain Delabye; dateIdentified: 2017; Event: samplingProtocol: Light catching; eventDate: 17/12/2014; habitat: Upland forest locally disturbed by elephants; Record Level: type: PhysicalObject; institutionID: http://grbio.org/cool/8t1f-g2z6; institutionCode: ZMJU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 4; sex: males; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Dasychirapunctifera (Walker, 1858); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: Southwest Region; locality: PlanteCam Camp, Mount Cameroon ; verbatimElevation: 1,100 m; decimalLatitude: 04.1175; decimalLongitude: 09.0709; Identification: identifiedBy: Sylvain Delabye; dateIdentified: 2017; Event: samplingProtocol: Light catching; eventDate: 07/04/2015; habitat: Upland forest locally disturbed by elephants; 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: Dasychirapunctifera (Walker, 1858); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: Southwest Region; locality: PlanteCam Camp, Mount Cameroon ; verbatimElevation: 1,100 m; decimalLatitude: 04.1175; decimalLongitude: 09.0709; Identification: identifiedBy: Sylvain Delabye; dateIdentified: 2017; Event: samplingProtocol: Light catching; eventDate: 31/01/2016; habitat: Upland forest locally disturbed by elephants; 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: Dasychirapunctifera (Walker, 1858); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: Southwest Region; locality: Crater Lake, Mount Cameroon ; verbatimElevation: 1,450 m; decimalLatitude: 04.1443; decimalLongitude: 09.0717; Identification: identifiedBy: Sylvain Delabye; dateIdentified: 2017; Event: samplingProtocol: Light catching; eventDate: 28/11/2016; habitat: Submontane forest locally disturbed by elephants; 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: Dasychirapunctifera (Walker, 1858); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: Southwest Region; locality: Crater Lake, Mount Cameroon ; verbatimElevation: 1,450 m; decimalLatitude: 04.1443; decimalLongitude: 09.0717; Identification: identifiedBy: Sylvain Delabye; dateIdentified: 2017; Event: samplingProtocol: Light catching; eventDate: 19/02/2017; habitat: Submontane forest locally disturbed by elephants; 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: Dasychirapunctifera (Walker, 1858); Location: continent: Africa; country: Cameroon; stateProvince: Southwest Region; locality: Elephant Camp, Mount Cameroon ; verbatimElevation: 1,850 m; decimalLatitude: 04.1453; decimalLongitude: 09.0870; Identification: identifiedBy: Sylvain Delabye; dateIdentified: 2017; Event: samplingProtocol: Light catching; eventDate: 19/02/2017; habitat: Montane forest locally disturbed by elephants; Record Level: type: PhysicalObject; institutionID: http://grbio.org/cool/8t1f-g2z6; institutionCode: ZMJU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps  

Distribution

D. punctifera   was known from several countries across Central and Eastern Africa (but none bordering with Cameroon), but also in Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa. In the Mount Cameroon region, it has a very broad elevational range from 30 m to 1,850 m a.s.l. (Fig. 13 View Figure 13 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lymantriidae

Genus

Dasychira

Loc

Dasychira punctifera (Walker, 1858)

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