DOLBINA TIBETANA Brechlin, 2016 -- Tibetan grizzled hawkmoth

Female Dolbina tibetana, Qamdo valley, Tibet, China [ALLOTYPE]. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin, SphingidaeTaxonomic Inventory, http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/. Male Dolbina tibetana, Qamdo valley, Tibet, China [HOLOTYPE]. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin, SphingidaeTaxonomic Inventory, http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/.

TAXONOMY

Dolbina tibetana Brechlin, 2016, Entomo-Satsphingia 9(2): 44. Type locality: China, east Tibet, Qamdo valley, 3300m.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Wingspan: 76-86mm. Within the genus, Dolbina tibetana most closely resembles Dolbina paraexacta Brechlin, 2009 and Dolbina tancrei Staudinger, 1897, but can be distinguished by several external characters as well as the male genitalia morphology (Brechlin, 2016).


ADULT BIOLOGY

Unknown, apart from occurring at 3300m altitude.


FLIGHT-TIME

China: 14.vi (Tibet, Qamdo valley).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Sichuan (west); Xizang/Tibet (Qamdo valley, 3300m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to eastern Xizang/Tibet and western Sichuan, China.


BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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