AMBULYX SEMIPLACIDA Inoue, 1990

Female Ambulyx semiplacida. Photo: © NHMUK Male Ambulyx semiplacida. Photo: © NHMUK

TAXONOMY

Ambulyx semiplacida Inoue, 1990, Tinea 12: 248. Type locality: Taiwan, Nantou Hsien, Lushan Spa, 1200m.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Similar to Ambulyx placida, but forewing upperside subterminal line more strongly arched and the yellow proximal border is broader; abdominal sternum 8 of the male is more strongly bilobed.


ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

Taiwan: iii-iv (Nantou Hsien).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM:

LARVA:

PUPA:

Larval hostplants.


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

Taiwan: Nantou Hsien (Lushan spa, 1200m; Hotso; Renluen, 1400m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to Taiwan. The 'A. semiplacida' described from China (Yunnan (Kunming; Yanmen), Sichuan and Guangxi), and northeastern India (Assam), are A. regia.


Global distribution of Ambulyx semiplacida. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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