EURYPTERYX DIANAE Brechlin, 2006

Female Eurypteryx dianae (upperside), Dayao Shan, Guangxi, China. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin Female Eurypteryx dianae (underside), Dayao Shan, Guangxi, China. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin

TAXONOMY

Eurypteryx dianae Brechlin, 2006. In: Brechlin & Melichar, 2006, Nachr. ent. Ver. Apollo (N.F.) 27(4): 211. Type locality: China, Guangxi, Dayao Shan, Jinxiu, 100km SE Liuzhou, 24°06'N 110°10'E, 1200m.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Forewing upperside with a small round stigma and greyish semicircular marginal area between apes of wing and M3 Forewing underside with a round yellowish discal spot; submarginal line dark brown almost straight, separating the lighter marginal area from the darker rest of the wing. Hindwing underside with a dark brown postmedian line. Similar to Eurypteryx geoffreyi (Cadiou & Kitching, 1990) from Thailand, but with more elongated forewings, the apex of which is more pointed. The post-meridial line on the wing undersides is totally missing in E. geoffreyi.


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 Eurypteryx dianae. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

Holarctic; eastern Palaearctic region.



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