Trichoplusia,

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: 236

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4013.2.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7E00F895-233E-4826-AE45-D1F8AF9E6E1F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/8A5E9776-FFBB-FF8C-FF18-F9C9FA1AF857

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Trichoplusia
status

 

Trichoplusia  ni (Hübner, [1803])

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Material examined. Wolaita Zone, Sodo. 2000 m. VIII. 2011. Leg. Kravchenko V.

Literature. Behounek & Ronkay 1989; Behounek et al. 2010; Dufay 1970; Dufay & Laporte 1977; Goater et al. 2003; Lafontaine & Poole 1991; Pinhey 1975; Wiltshire 1990.

General distribution pattern. Throughout the southern Palearctic region including the Mediterranean basin, Levant and most of the Indo-Pacific region. Throughout Africa including in oases located in desert habitats. Also common in the Nearctic and Neotropical regions.

Distribution in Ethiopia. Throughout the country. In the arid region, concentrated in oases. Abundant.

Host plants. Polyphagous on numerous herbaceous plants including garden flowers, vegetables and melons.