Orgyia basalis (Walker, 1855)

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

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.8.e50543

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scientific name

Orgyia basalis (Walker, 1855)
status

 

Orgyia basalis (Walker, 1855)  

Erebidae   , Lymantriinae  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 2; sex: males; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Orgyiabasalis (Walker, 1855); 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: 15/12/2014; 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: 3; sex: males; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Orgyiabasalis (Walker, 1855); 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: 8 males, 1 female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Orgyiabasalis (Walker, 1855); 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: 2; sex: males; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Orgyiabasalis (Walker, 1855); 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: 14/11/2015; 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: 5; sex: males; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Orgyiabasalis (Walker, 1855); 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: 04/02/2016; 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: 2; sex: males; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Orgyiabasalis (Walker, 1855); 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: 13/04/2015; habitat: Upland forest locally disturbed by elephants; Record Level: type: PhysicalObject; institutionID: http://grbio.org/cool/8t1f-g2z6; institutionCode: ZMJU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps  

Distribution

This species was previously recorded only in Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe; our record thus partly filled the wide gap in its distribution. It is also the first record of the Orgyia   genus in Cameroon. On Mount Cameroon, it was recorded in lowland and upland forests ranges from 350 to 1,100 m a.s.l. (Fig. 16 View Figure 16 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lymantriidae

Genus

Orgyia

Loc

Orgyia basalis (Walker, 1855)

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