AMBULYX JAPONICA ANGUSTIFASCIATA (Okano, 1959)

Adult male Ambulyx japonica angustifasciata. Photo: © NHMUK

TAXONOMY

Oxyambulyx japonica angustifasciata Okano, 1959, Rep. Gakigei Fac. Iwate Univ. 14: 40. Type locality: Central Formosa [Taiwan, Nantou Hsien], Puli - Wushe.

Synonym. Oxyambulyx japonica angustifasciata Okano, 1959.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Wingspan: 85-90mm.


Female Ambulyx japonica angustifasciata, Tsueifeng (2200m), Nantou Hsien, Taiwan. Photo: © Shipher Wu. Male Ambulyx japonica angustifasciata, Taiwan. Photo: © Felix Lin.

ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

Taiwan: iii-vi (Kaohsiung Hsien; Hualien Hsien); vi (Nantou Hsien).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM:

LARVA:

PUPA:

Larval hostplants.


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

Taiwan: Hualien Hsien (Taroko National Park); Nantou Hsien (Hotso; Puli; Jenai; Tsueifeng, 2200m); Kaohsiung Hsien (Shanping, 640m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to Taiwan. There are two other subspecies, in Japan and Korea/eastern China.


Global distribution of Ambulyx japonica angustifasciata. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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