DAHIRA KLAUDIAE Brechlin, Melichar & Haxaire, 2006

Male Dahira klaudiae (upperside), Daba Shan, Hubei, China. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin Male Dahira klaudiae (underside), Daba Shan, Hubei, China. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin

TAXONOMY

Dahira klaudiae Brechlin, Melichar & Haxaire, 2006. In: Brechlin & Melichar, 2006, Nachr. ent. Ver. Apollo (N.F.) 27(4): 210. Type locality: China, Hubei, Daba Shan, Songluohe, [near Shennongjia,] 31°37'N 110°33'E, 1300m.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Similar to Dahira yunnanfuana, but ground colour noticeably browner, and lacking the forewing grey areas of that species (in fresh specimens). Forewing discal spot yellow; in Dahira yunnanfuana it is black. Hindwings reddish; these are brownish in Dahira yunnanfuana.

In the male genitalia, harpe and adeagus differ from those of Dahira yunnanfuana.


ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

China: v (Daba Shan).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Hubei (Daba Shan, Songluohe (near Shennongjia - 31°37'N 110°33'E), 1300m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to China.


Global distribution of Dahira klaudiae. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

Holarctic; eastern Palaearctic region.



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