AMBULYX LATIFASCIA Brechlin & Haxaire, 2014

Male Ambulyx latifascia, 5km N Hutiao Xia, NW Yunnan, China, 2200m. HOLOTYPE. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin.

TAXONOMY

Ambulyx latifascia Brechlin & Haxaire, 2014, Entomo-Satsphingia 7(2): 46. Type locality: China, NW Yunnan, 5km N Hutiao Xia, 2200m.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Wingspan: 65--80mm. Similar to Ambulyx kuangtungensis f. adhemariusa (Eitschberger, Bergmann & Hauenstein, 2006), but can be distinguished by several external characters, as well as by the male genitalia.


ADULT BIOLOGY

Unknown, apart from frequenting mixed scrub and woodland (Brechlin & Haxaire, 2014).


FLIGHT-TIME

China: 23-27.iv (Hutiao Xia, Yunnan); viii (Gaoligong Shan, Yunnan).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Yunnan (Hutiao Xia, 2200m; Gaoligong Shan, 1500-2000m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to southern China.


Global distribution of Ambulyx latifascia. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

Holarctic; eastern Palaearctic region.



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