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Official Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
2008, Metamorphosis Volume 19, Issue 4: 193 - 209
Publication Date : 2008-12-31
Author/s : Hermann S. Staude

Title :

An annotated report on further host-plant associations for African loopers (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)

Abstract :

115 natural host-plant associations for African Geometridae, 61 new to science, are reported.  First-time host-plant associations are recorded for the following seven genera:  Acrostatheusis Prout, Chlorissa Stepphens, Ereunetea Warren, Heterostegane Hampson, Chrysocraspeda Swinhoe, Paraptychodes Warren and for the following 31 species: Acrostatheusis atomaria (Warren), Aphilopota sp.4, Argyriphora variabilis Krüger, Callioratis grandis Prout, Callioratis sp.1, Cartaletis natalensis Prout, Chrysocraspeda zombensis (Prout), Chiasmia kirbyi (Wallengren), Chiasmia inaequilinea (Warren), Chiasmia multistrigata (Warren), Chiasmia subcurvaria (Mabille), Chlorissa albistrigulata (Warren), Cyclophora sp.1, Drepanogynis olivescens (Warren), Drepanogynis commutata (Prout), Ereunetea reussi (Gaede), Epigynopteryx sp.7, Hesterostegane rectistriga (Prout), Isturgia arizela (Fletcher), Ligdia batesii (Wallengren), Neromia chaerens (Prout), Mimoclystia pudicata quaggaria (Wallengren), Mauna ardescens (Prout), Mauna perquisite reprobata (Prout), Paraptychodes sp.1, Paraptychodes tenuis (Butler), Paraptychodes costimaculata (Prout), Scopula internataria (Walker), Scopula r. rufisalsa (Warren), Xanthisthisa tarsispina (Warren), and Zamarada cf. episema (Fletcher).  Comments are made on emerging host-plant spectrums for various groups as well as general comments on specific species and associations.  

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