ACOSMERYX PSEUDOMISSA Mell, 1922

Male Acosmeryx pseudomissa. Photo: © NHMUK

TAXONOMY

Acosmeryx pseudomissa Mell, 1922, Beitr. Fauna Sinica 2 (Biol. Syst. sudchin. Sphingiden): 230. Type locality: China, Kuangtung [Guangdong], 'Drachenkopf', [east of Shixing], 700m.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Fresh resting adult of Acosmeryx pseudomissa, Thailand. Photo: © Ian Kitching.Fresh resting adult of Acosmeryx pseudomissa, Thailand. Photo: © Ian Kitching. Faded resting adult of Acosmeryx pseudomissa, Thailand. Photo: © Ian Kitching.

ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

China: vii (Guangdong).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM:

LARVA:

PUPA:

Larval hostplants. Actinidia (Inoue, Kennett & Kitching, [1996] 1997).


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Guangdong (nr. Shixing).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Malaysia (Peninsular), Thailand, southern China and Vietnam.


Global distribution of Acosmeryx pseudomissa. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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