AMPLYPTERUS MANSONI TAKAMUKUI (Matsumura, 1930)

Female Amplypterus mansoni takamukui. Photo: © NHMUK Male Amplypterus mansoni takamukui. Photo: © NHMUK

TAXONOMY

Oxyambulyx takamukui Matsumura, 1930, Trans. Sapporo Nat. Hist. Soc. 11: 119. Type locality: Formosa [Taiwan, Nantou Hsien,] Horisha [Puli].

Synonym. Oxyambulyx mansoni takamukui Matsumura, 1930.

Synonym. Compsogene mansoni formosana Clark, 1936.

Note. The holotype was erroneously designated as lectotype by Inoue, 1973, Bull. Fac. domest. Sci. Otsuma Wom. Univ. 9: 107.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Wingspan: 110--115mm.


Resting Amplypterus mansoni takamukui, Taiwan. Photo: © Felix Lin.

ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

Taiwan: iv-v (Kaohsiung Hsien); v (Nantou Hsien); vii (Nantou Hsien); 3.viii (Ilan Hsien); viii (Nantou Hsien).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM:

LARVA:

PUPA:

Larval hostplants.


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

Taiwan: Hualien Hsien (Taroko National Park); Nantou Hsien (Puli; Jenai, 1200m; Renluen, 1400m); Ilan Hsien (Chihtuan, Mingchih Forest, 1250m); Kaohsiung Hsien (Shanping, 640m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to Taiwan.


Global distribution of Amplypterus mansoni takamukui. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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