Nola socotrensis vansoni Hacker, 2012

László, Gyula M. & Vetina, Alvaro A., 2019, Contribution to the knowledge of the Nolini of the Maputo Special Reserve in South Mozambique with description of two new species and several taxonomic updates (Lepidoptera, Nolidae, Nolinae), Zootaxa 4571 (2), pp. 225-246: 226-227

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Nola socotrensis vansoni Hacker, 2012
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Nola socotrensis vansoni Hacker, 2012  

( Figs 1, 2 View FIGURES 1–16 , 44 View FIGURES 44–52 , 67 View FIGURES 67–75 )

Nola socotrensis vansoni Hacker, 2012   , Esperiana 17: 111. Type locality: Ethiopia, Jinka. Holotype male, in coll. Hacker, ZSM. Material examined: Mozambique, Maputo Special Reserve. 1 ♂, 3 ♀, 22m, West Gate, Sand Thicket, 26°30'14.2"S, 32°42'59.6"E, 21–30.XI.2016, Light Trap, Aristophanous, M., Cristovao, J., Laszlo, G., Miles, W. leg., slide Nos: LGNA 324 ♂, LGNA 323 ♀, LGNA 325 ♀, LGNA 326 ♀; 1 ♂, 22m, West Gate   GoogleMaps , Sand Forest   GoogleMaps , 26°30'14.2"S, 32°42'59.6"E, 3–13.XII.2016, Light Trap, Aristophanous, M., Cristovao, J., Laszlo, G., Miles, W. leg., slide No.: LGNA 327 ♂; 1 ♀, 15m, Ponta Milibangalala, Dune Grassland, 26°26'58.6"S, 32°55'29.8"E, 25– 30.V.2017, MV Light Trap, Aristophanous, M., Laszlo, G., Miles, W., Vetina, A. leg., slide No.: LGNA 377 ♀; 1 ♂, 22m, West Gate   GoogleMaps , Sand Forest   GoogleMaps , 26°30'14.2"S, 32°42'59.6"E, 21–22.ii.2018, Actinic Light Trap, Laszlo, G., Mulvaney, J., Smith, L. leg., slide No.: LGNA 445 ♂; 1 ♀, 22m, West Gate   GoogleMaps , Sand Thicket   GoogleMaps , 26°30'14.2"S, 32°42'59.6"E, 24–25.ii.2018, Actinic Light Trap, Laszlo, G., Mulvaney, J., Smith, L. leg., slide No.: LGNA 446 ♀ (coll. ANHRT).

Further long series of specimens of both sexes collected in various localities in the Maputo Special Reserve (coll. ANHRT and MHNM).

Remark. The species was described from Socotra island. Later it was found widespread in Subsaharan Africa and Hacker (Hacker et al 2012) described the mainland population as distinct subspecies based on some minor differences of the wingpattern compared to the nominate form. Nola socotrensi vansoni   is one of the most common Nolini   occuring in the Maputo Special Reserve.

Nola melanoscelis ( Hampson, 1914)  

( Figs 3, 4 View FIGURES 1–16 , 45 View FIGURES 44–52 )

Celama melanoscelis Hampson, 1914   , Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae   in the British Museum, Suppl. 1: 396, pl. 22, fig. 22. Type locality: [ Ghana] Gold Coast, Bibianaha. Holotype male, in coll. NHMUK.

Material examined: Mozambique, Maputo Special Reserve. GoogleMaps   1 ♂, 22m, West Gate, Sand Forest   GoogleMaps , 26°30'14.2"S, 32°42'59.6"E, 3–13.XII.2016, Light Trap, Aristophanous, M., Cristovao, J., Laszlo, G., Miles, W. leg., slide No.: LGNA 328 ♂; 1 ♂, 15m, Ponta Milibangalala, Dune Grassland , 26°26’58.6”S, 32°55’29.8”E, 25–30.V.2017, MV GoogleMaps   Light Trap, Aristophanous, M., Laszlo , G., Miles, W., Vetina, A. leg. (coll. ANHRT)   .

Remark. Nola melanoscelis   was described from West Africa, but it occurs in most Subsaharan countries. Its occurrence in South Mozambique is rather surprising as N. submelanoscelis Hacker, 2012   which was considered to be a sibling sister species of N. melanoscelis   is supposed to substitute N. melanoscelis   in Southern Africa ( Hacker et al. 2012). As both taxa have been collected in the Maputo Special Reserve (see next species) it can be declared that melanoscelis   and submelanoscelis   occur sympatrically in Maputaland and probably in KwaZulu-Natal as well. New country record for Mozambique.

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University of Montana Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nolidae

Genus

Nola

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Nola socotrensis vansoni Hacker, 2012

László, Gyula M. & Vetina, Alvaro A. 2019
2019
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Nola socotrensis vansoni

Hacker 2012
2012
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Nola melanoscelis (

Hampson 1914
1914
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Celama melanoscelis

Hampson 1914
1914