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Elophila obliteralis (Walker, 1859)
WATERLILY LEAFCUTTER MOTH
Waterlily Leafcutter

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Elophila obliteralis, Waterlily Leafcutter Moth
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Elophila obliteralis, Waterlily Leafcutter Moth

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Elophila obliteralis (Walker, 1859)

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FAMILY Crambidae
SUBFAMILY Acentropinae
GENUS Elophila
SPECIES obliteralis
AUTHOR (Walker, 1859)
ORIGINAL COMBINATION Isopteryx ? obliteralis
TYPE LOCALITY U.S.A., leg. E. Doubleday.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Walker F. 1859b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XVII.— Pyralides. - — 17:i—iv, 256—508.
PAGINATION 399

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Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Botswana   Agassiz D. J. L. 2012. The Acentropinae (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae) of Africa. - Zootaxa 3494:1—73. 22
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Mey W. & Kühne L. 2014. Results of a short collecting trip to the Central Lowveld in the Limpopo Province, South Africa, with description of Deltote johnjoannoui sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). - Entomologische Zeitschrift 124(4):239—245. 241
South Africa Limpopo Mey W. & Kühne L. 2014. Results of a short collecting trip to the Central Lowveld in the Limpopo Province, South Africa, with description of Deltote johnjoannoui sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). - Entomologische Zeitschrift 124(4):239—245. 241
South Africa   Agassiz D. J. L. 2012. The Acentropinae (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae) of Africa. - Zootaxa 3494:1—73. 22
South Africa Gauteng Mey W. & Kühne L. 2014. Results of a short collecting trip to the Central Lowveld in the Limpopo Province, South Africa, with description of Deltote johnjoannoui sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). - Entomologische Zeitschrift 124(4):239—245. 241
South Africa Eastern Cape Mey W. & Kühne L. 2014. Results of a short collecting trip to the Central Lowveld in the Limpopo Province, South Africa, with description of Deltote johnjoannoui sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). - Entomologische Zeitschrift 124(4):239—245. 241

Notes:   Nearctic: U.S.A. The species was probably introduced in Africa, either accidentally or deliberately (see Agassiz 2012: 22).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Undefined Undefined Aquatic plants   Agassiz D. J. L. 2012. The Acentropinae (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae) of Africa. - Zootaxa 3494:1—73. 22
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea sp. U.S.A. Agassiz D. J. L. 2012. The Acentropinae (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae) of Africa. - Zootaxa 3494:1—73. 22
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton sp. U.S.A. Agassiz D. J. L. 2012. The Acentropinae (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae) of Africa. - Zootaxa 3494:1—73. 22
Araceae Lemna sp. U.S.A. Agassiz D. J. L. 2012. The Acentropinae (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae) of Africa. - Zootaxa 3494:1—73. 22
Salviniaceae Azolla filiculoides South Africa Mey W. & Kühne L. 2014. Results of a short collecting trip to the Central Lowveld in the Limpopo Province, South Africa, with description of Deltote johnjoannoui sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). - Entomologische Zeitschrift 124(4):239—245. 241
Pontederiaceae Eichhornia crassipes South Africa Mey W. & Kühne L. 2014. Results of a short collecting trip to the Central Lowveld in the Limpopo Province, South Africa, with description of Deltote johnjoannoui sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). - Entomologische Zeitschrift 124(4):239—245. 241

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