DAHIRA NILI Brechlin, 2006

Male Dahira nili (upperside), Dayao Shan, Guangxi, China. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin Male Dahira nili (underside), Dayao Shan, Guangxi, China. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin

TAXONOMY

Dahira nili Brechlin, 2006. In: Brechlin & Melichar, 2006, Nachr. ent. Ver. Apollo (N.F.) 27(4): 208. Type locality: China, Guangxi, Dayao Shan, Jinxiu, 100km SE Liuzhou, 24°06'N 110°10'E, 1200m.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Similar to Dahira taiwana but forewing upperside with a stronger and more contrasting pattern of transverse lines, with diffuse pale yellow patches in the distal half, and in the orange colour of the hindwing upperside being restricted to a large central patch, surrounded by very dark brown on all sides.


ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

China: 15-30.iii (Dayao Shan).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Guangxi (Guangxi, Dayao Shan, Jinxiu (100km SE Liuzhou, 24°06'N 110°10'E), 1200m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to China.


Global distribution of Dahira nili. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

Holarctic; eastern Palaearctic region.



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