Vismia tomentosa

General comments: 

Vismia tomentosa Ruiz & Pav. is an accepted name. This information was accessed through The Plant List.


For original publication details of Vismia tomentosa see: Syst. Veg. Fl. Peruv. Chil. 183 183 1798.

Geographic Range: 

Vismia tomentosa is found in Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, French Guiana and Brazil.

This information was accessed through Tropicos and Discover Life.


Larval lepidopteran herbivores collected from Vismia tomentosa in Napo Province, Ecuador (Yanayacu Forest, Pumayacu, Isla de Las Palmas, Baeza, Vinillos).

Foodplant Associations: 

This information is based an ongoing project dedicated to the inventory and dissemination of information on lepidopteran larvae, their host plants, and their parasitoids in a Costa Rican tropical wet forest and an Ecuadorian montane cloud forest.

N= herbivore associations as of 2012.

Erebidae: Pelochyta gandolfiii (Schaus); N=1.

Geometridae: Cirsodes acuminata (Guenee); N=1, Glena grandillosa (Dognin); N=1, Iridopsis latharia (Guenee); N=1, Melinodes sp.; N=1, Oxydia subcana (Warren); N=1.

Hesperiidae: Elbella sp.; N=32, Pyrrhopyge papius (Hopffer); N=1.

Limacodidae: Isa sp.; N=1.

Saturniidae: Cerodirphia nadiana (Lemaire); N=12, Dirphia sp.; N=2, Paradirphia sp.; N=30.

Larval lepidopteran herbivores reared in Napo Province, Ecuador (Yanayacu Biological Station and Center for Creative Studies).

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