CLANIS BILINEATA FORMOSANA Gehlen, 1941

Female Clanis bilineata formosana. Photo: © BMNH Male Clanis bilineata formosana. Photo: © BMNH

TAXONOMY

Clanis bilineata formosana Gehlen, 1941, Ent. Z., Frankf. a.M. 55: 178. Type locality: Formosa [Taiwan].


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Resting Clanis bilineata formosana, Taiwan. Photo: © Felix Lin.

ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

Taiwan: iii-iv (Hualien Hsien); iii-v (Kaohsiung Hsien); v (Pingtung Hsien); vi (Kaohsiung Hsien); vii (Pingtung Hsien); ix (Pingtung Hsien).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM:

LARVA:

PUPA:

Larval hostplants. On Pueraria lobata in Taiwan (ShiPher Wu, pers. comm. 2012).


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

Taiwan: Nantou Hsien (Puli); Pingtung Hsien (Kenting); Kaohsiung Hsien (Shanping, 640m; Liukuei); Taipei (Shikanshuei; Jingmei); Taipei Hsien (Hsintien); Hualien Hsien (Taroko National Park).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to Taiwan.


Global distribution of Clanis bilineata formosana. Map: © BMNH.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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