Typhonoya longipennis ( Hering, 1941 )

Prozorov, Alexey M., Prozorova, Tatiana A., Mapilanga, Jean Joseph, Hausmann, Axel, Müller, Günter C., Yakovlev, Roman V., Volkova, Julia S. & Zolotuhin, Vadim V., 2021, A new species of Typhonoya Prozorov (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae, Lasiocampinae, Gastropachini) from the moist broadleaf forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zootaxa 5067 (3), pp. 417-428 : 423

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Typhonoya longipennis ( Hering, 1941 )


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Distribution. The following countries were mentioned previously in Prozorov, 2011 as the range of this species: Liberia, Ivory Coast, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. New material is examined: GUINEA: 1♂, Sérédou, 23.II.1958, R. Pujol leg. (MNHN). LIBERIA: 1♂, Putu Range, 5.6672°, −8.18694, 20.XII.2010 – 5.I.2011, Sz. Sáfián, E. Zakar leg. (RMCA). IVORY COAST: 1♂, Taï National Park, 11.XII.1982, H. Politzar leg. (ZSM/MWM). DRC: 1♂, Mai-Ndombe, Ekongo camp, 02°45’23.09”S, 20°18’55.37”E, XII.2017, A.&T. Prozorovs, V. Kravchenko & al. leg. (ZSM/BUM, genitalia slide 0595). TANZANIA: 1♀, Morogoro Dist., Kitulangalo Forest Reserve, 420–540 m, 1.I.1993, L. Aarvik leg. (NHMO); 2♂, Biharamulo Dist., Nyakanazi, 17.III.1990, A. Bjørnstad leg. (NHMO, nr. 20240, 20241); 1♂, Kigoma Dist., Tubira Forest, 4.XI.1989, A. Bjørnstad leg. (NHMO, nr. 17860); 1♂, Mpanda Dist., 57 km S Uvinza, 1650 m, 9.XI.1990, A. Bjørnstad leg. (NHMO, nr. 22534); 1♂, Kasulu Dist., 10 km SE Rungwe, 20.I.1990, A. Bjørnstad leg. (NHMO, nr. 19053). MALAWI: 1♂, Lilongwe Dist., Dzalanyama Forest Reserve, 14°15’S, 33°25’E, 1300 m 29.III–1.IV.2010 (CVZ); 3♂, Mzimba Dist., Mzuzu, Nkhorongo, 11°23’S, 39°59’E, 1375 m, 30.I.2011, R. Murphy leg. (CAS); 1♂, same data but 3.XI.2008 (CAS); 1♂, Mangochi Dist., 25 km E Mangochi, Namizimu Forest Reserve, Uzuzu Hill, 14°24’46”S, 35°22’42”E, 1010 m, 17–18.IV.2011, R. Yakovlev leg. (CAS); 1♀, Nkhata Bay Dist., Nkhata Bay, Kolwe Forest Reserve, 11°36’39”S, 34°14’60”E, 540 m, 19.IV.2011, R. Yakovlev leg. (CAS). MOZAMBIQUE: 2♂, Maputo, Marracuene Dist., Jay’s Beach Lodge, 25°42’S, 32°45’E, 26.VIII.2001, K. Gainsford leg. (DNHM). RSA: 1♀, KwaZulu-Natal, Ndumu, Tembe Elephant Reserve, 27°03’S, 32°25’E, 100 m, 2.II.2002, M. Mansell leg. (DNHM). Labels of the following imagoes were not archived in full due to the short-term nature of museum visits, although we suggest mentioning them: KENYA: 5♂, 1♀, [former] Coast Prov., Malindi (DNHM); 4♂, Gede, Arabuko Sokoke National Reserve (DNHM). MALAWI: 1♂, Northern Prov., Mzuzu Dist. (DNHM). ZIMBABWE: 1♂, Manicaland Prov. (DNHM); 1♂, Aberfoyle, 850 m (DNHM); 1♂, Honde Valley, Aberfoyle (DNHM); 1♂, [Harare] Salisbury, S. Rhodesia (NHMZ). Earliest and newer collection sites are marked on the conclusive map ( Fig. 35 View FIGURES 34–35 ).

Biology. In Prozorov, 2011 flying period is a mosaic: January, February, April, May, July, October, and December. Here we add March, August, September and November. Thus, only specimens collected in June are not yet known but it is more likely that T. longipennis is polyvoltine and flies the whole year round. The species is collected in tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests (Guinean montane, western Guinean lowland, central Congolian lowland, northeast Congolian lowland, Albertine Rift montane and northern Swahili coastal forests ecoregions) and tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands (central Zambezian wet miombo woodlands and dry miombo woodlands ecoregions) ( Dinerstein et al., 2017).