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Aethaloessa calidalis Guenée, [1854]; PED 11

  • Taxonomy

    The holotype of Glyphodes calidalis Guenée, 1854: 294 from India (Coromandel Coast [Tamilnadu]) has been lost. Whalley (1961:106) selected a specimen from the Ragonot collection, which had been compared with the Guenée type by Ragonot, as the neotype.

    syn. Syngamia octavialis Walker, 1859: 355;

    syn. Hyalea fulvidalis Wallengren, 1860: 174;

    syn. Syngamia secutalis Walker, [1866]:1865 1291;

    syn. Syngamia secutalis Lederer 1863: 435, (TS of CHNAURA Lederer 1863:435) Nec Walker [1866] 1865: 1291;

    syn. Syngamia aurantiaca Hampson, 1912: 254;

    syn. Botys witalis Felder, Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875: pl. 135, fig. 8, syn. n., subs. misspel. (Whalley, 1961:106);

    syn. Stenia floridalis Zeller 1852: 33 (Hampson, 1898) Nec Zeller Proc Ent Soc: 644, 1898. S. floridalis auctt. (Whalley, 1961: 106);

    syn. Syngamia tiphalis Walker, 1859: 355. Stat n. as ssp. (Whalley 1961) TL 'Celebes'. Type in the NHM (genitalia slide #4987).

    Comb. n. to Aethaloessa Lederer 1863. (Whalley 1961: 106).

  • Description

    Wing length : 7.5mm. A widespread and distinctive bright orange and dark brown sp. The FW has three large orange areas, defined by a broad brown submarginal area, a brown median fascia and a narrow brown subbasal line. The subcosta is brown towards the wing base. The HW is orange with broad brown submarginal area from the termen to the post median fascia. The head is orange, the thorax brown and the abdomen is orange with a brown basal band and tip.

    As this sp. is a day flyer the colours are probably aposematic.

    Two ssp. are recognised (Whalley, 1961: 106) and can be determined from their genitalia.

    ssp. calidalis; India, Sri Lanka, Seychelles

    ssp. tiphalis;, Burma, W. Malaysia. Singapore, Borneo, Indonesia, PNG Australia, Pacific Is., Philippines, Taiwan.

  • Distribution & Habitat

    S. Africa, Chagos Is., Sri Lanka, India (Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Meghaya), Nepal, Burma, Thailand, W.Malaysia, Singapore, Sabah, Brunei, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Tambora, Bali, Ceram), PNG. Solomon Is., New Ireland, New Britain, New Hebrides, Rook Is., Australia (Q, NSW), Samoa, Tahiti, Philippines, China (Yunnan, Guanxi, Guangdong), Taiwan, Japan. Lowland to submontane primary & secondary forest; <1460m.

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  • References

    Felder, C., Felder, R. & Rogenhofer A. F. (1875) Reise öste Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jarhen 1857, 1858, 1859 (Zool.), 2; 2 Abtheilung. Lepidoptera 2; 9 + 10+ 20 pp , 140 pls. Wien.

    Guenée, A. (1854) Deltoïdes et pyralites. In Boisduval, J.A. & Guenée, A., Hist. nat. des Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) Vol. 8, 448pp. + 10 pls., Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret: Paris.

    Hampson, G.F. (1912c) XX Descriptions of new species of Pyralidae of the subfamily Pyraustinae, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Vol 9, Ser. 8, (50): 242-268.

    Lederer, J., (1863) Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Pyralidinen. Wien. entomol. Monat. 7: 243-280, 331-502, pl. 2-18.

    Walker, F. (1859c) Pyralides. In; List Spec. Lepid. Ins. Coll. B. M., Cat. Lepid. Heterocera. Ser. 4, 17: 255-508.

    Walker ([1866 Jan 13]1865) List Spec Lepid. Ins. Coll. B. M., Cat. Lepid. Heterocera. 34, (Suppl. 4): 1121-1533.

    Wallengrén, H.D.J. (1860) Lepidopterologische Mittheilungen. Wien Ent Mon.: 4 (6) 161-176.

    Whalley, P.E.S. (1961) A revision of two species complexes in the Pyraustinae (Lepidoptera Pyralidae): Cotachena histricalis Warren, Syngamia floridalis Bull BM (NH) Entomology 10, (3) :8-111. Pl. 4.

    Zeller, P.C. (1852) Lepidoptera microptera quae J. A. Wahlberg in caffrorum terra legit, Stockholm: Norstedt. 120 pp.

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(1) Taxonomy, (2) Description, (3) Distribution & Habitat, (4) Life History & Pest Status, (5) Similar spp., (6) Unrelated Look-alikes, (7) References, (8) Genitalia, (9) DNA Barcode, (10) 3D Imaging, (11) Spare