Chrysodeixis acuta,

Ronkay, Laszlo, Behounek, Gottfried & Müller, Günter C., 2015, PLusiinae (Excl. Abrostolini) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Ethiopia. A faunistical survey with biogeographical comments, Zootaxa 4013 (2), pp. 235-251: 245

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Chrysodeixis acuta


Chrysodeixis acuta  (Walker, [1858])

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Material examined. Tigray region, Simien National Park. 3500 m. V. 2005. Leg. Kravchenko V.; Tigray Region, Debark. 2800 m. V. 2005 m. Leg. Kravchenko V.

Literature. Behounek et al. 2010; Dufay 1970; Fletcher 1963; Goater et al. 2003; Hacker, et al. 2001; Lafontaine & Poole 1991; Ronkay 1987; Wiltshire 1990.

General distribution pattern. In South Palearctic and in Oriental Region. All former reports from Nearctic and Neotropical regions are misidentifications of Chrysodeixis (Pseudoplusia) includens  (Walker, [1858] 1857). Common all over tropical and subtropical Africa.

Distribution in Ethiopia. Throughout country including elevations above 3.000 m. Common.

Host plants. Polyphagous. Recorded on Arctium lappa  ( Asteraceae  ), Solanum  sp. Nicotiana  sp. ( Solanaceae  ), Geranium  sp. ( Geraniaceae  ), Canna  sp. ( Cannaceae  ).