CLANIS HYPERION Cadiou & Kitching, 1990

Female Clanis hyperion. Photo: © BMNH Male Clanis hyperion. Photo: © BMNH

TAXONOMY

Clanis hyperion Cadiou & Kitching, 1990, Lambillionea 90(4): 9. Type locality: Thailand, Chiang Mai, Mae Taeng, Pamieng Hom Ha, Ban Muang Gai.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Forewing apex falcate; central pale area extends from costa to termen, with almost straight ventral margin. Underside of forewing without black streak. Legs pinkish with no trace of white. Otherwise, very like C. titan.


ADULT BIOLOGY

Unknown.


FLIGHT-TIME

China: Information not available.

In Thailand, March to October (Inoue, Kennett & Kitching, [1996] 1997).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Yunnan.


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

From southern China (Yunnan) to northern Thailand and northeastern India.


Global distribution of Clanis hyperion. Map: © BMNH.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

Holarctic; eastern Palaearctic region. Pleistocene refuge: Monocentric -- Yunnan refugium.



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