DOLBINA PARAEXACTA Brechlin, 2009

Male Dolbina paraexacta, Shou-Man village, Daba Shan, Shaanxi, China, 1500m. HOLOTYPE. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin.

TAXONOMY

Dolbina paraexacta Brechlin, 2009, Entomo-Satsphingia 2(2): 20. Type locality: China, Shaanxi, Daba Shan, Shou-Man village, 32°14'N 109°34'E.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Wingspan: 62--72mm. Similar to Dolbina inexacta (Walker, 1856) but, on avaerage, smaller and paler; however, slightly larger than Dolbina tancrei Staudinger, 1887 and Dolbina exacta Staudinger, 1892. In fact, intermediate between the more northern D. tancrei and D. exacta, and more southern D. inexacta.

Male genitalia similar to that of Dolbina inexacta and Dolbina formosana Matsumura, 1927, especially the latter.


Male genitalia of Dolbina paraexacta, Beijing area, China. PARATYPE. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin.

ADULT BIOLOGY

Unknown, apart from specimens being found at 1000-3200m altitude.


FLIGHT-TIME

China: iv-v (Shaanxi); vi-vii (Shaanxi); viii (Beijing; Shaanxi).


EARLY STAGES

Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Beijing (Xiaolongmen National Forest Park, 110km west of Mentougou); Shaanxi (Daba Shan, 1000-1800m; Taibai Shan, Qinling Shan, 1500-3200m; Lueyang).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to northeastern China.


Global distribution of Dolbina paraexacta. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

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



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