ACOSMERYX SINJAEVI Brechlin & Kitching, 1998 -- Southern gliding hawkmoth

Male Acosmeryx sinjaevi, Jiucai Ling, Hunan, China. Photo: © Viktor Sinjaev. Male Acosmeryx sinjaevi, Ben En National Park, Vietnam. HOLOTYPE. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin.

TAXONOMY

Acosmeryx sinjaevi Brechlin & Kitching, 1996, in Kitching & Brechlin, 1996, Nachr. Ent. Ver. Apollo (N.F.) 17: 62. Type locality: Northern Vietnam (Tonkin), Thanh Hoa, Ben En National Park, 40km southwest of Thanh Hoa, 18°40'N 105°40'E, 200m.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Very similar to Acosmeryx formosana (Matsumura).


ADULT BIOLOGY

Unknown.


FLIGHT-TIME

China: 20.ii-10.iv (Hainan); iv-vi (Fujian); vi (Hainan); vii (Hunan).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Hunan (Jiucai Ling, 1300m); Fujian (Shawuang Shan, near Shaowu, 1524m; Chiyantou Shan, near Longyan); Hainan (Wuzhi Shan, 1500m; Duowen Ling, nr Lingao).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to southern China and northern Vietnam.


Global distribution of Acosmeryx sinjaevi. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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