DAHIRA VIKSINJAEVI Brechlin, 2006

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

TAXONOMY

Dahira viksinjaevi Brechlin, 2006. In: Brechlin & Melichar, 2006, Nachr. ent. Ver. Apollo (N.F.) 27(4): 209. Type locality: China, Guangxi, Dayao Shan, Jinxiu, 100km SE Liuzhou, 24°06'N 110°10'E, 1200m.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Immediately distinguishable from all other species of Dahira by the almost uniformly black upperside, only the forewing upperside with bluish-grey markings running in a diffuse curved subapical line from the costa to the end of M3. Forewing underside red-brown, basal area and marginal band dark brown. Hindwing underside red-brown, tornus and inner margin dark brown. Underside of thorax and abdomen red-brown, abdominal sternites with dark brown distal margins.


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


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to China.


Global distribution of Dahira viksinjaevi. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

Holarctic; eastern Palaearctic region.



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