EUPANACRA WALOENSIS Brechlin, 2000

Male Eupanacra waloensis, Yunnan, China. PARATYPE. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin.

TAXONOMY

Eupanacra waloensis Brechlin, 2000, Nachr. entomol. Ver. Apollo (N.F.) 21: 72. Type locality: China: Yunnan, Nijiang & Dulong Autonomous Prefecture, Fugong County, 42km north of Fugong, Lishadi (= Walo), 27°15'N 98°55'E, 1390m.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Similar to Eupanacra malayana but forewing apex more acute and excavation below apex deeper. Forewing upperside similar to Eupanacra malayana but: ground colour pale grey; postmedian lines lacking vein dots; area beyond submarginal line much paler than rest of wing. Forewing underside ground colour sooty-grey, against which the transverse lines are only obscurely visible. Hindwing upperside similar to Eupanacra malayana but median band dirty white (rather than yellowish or reddish-brown), extending into a paler and more extensive area on the inner margin. Upperside of abdomen lacking dorso-lateral longitudinal gold bands.

In the male genitalia, Similar to Eupanacra malayana but: uncus broader and apically more sclerotized; gnathos apically bifid (as in Eupanacra malayana) but the points rounded and strongly upcurved; harpe very short, acutely triangular, apically bluntly pointed; aedeagus apical process right lobe shorter, strongly sclerotized, with three or more apical teeth; left lobe strongly sclerotized, also with three apical teeth; angle between the lobes obtuse and rounded (almost a right-angle in Eupanacra malayana).


ADULT BIOLOGY

Unknown.


FLIGHT-TIME

China: iii-iv (Yunnan); vi (Guizhou).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Yunnan (Walo); Guizhou (Fanjingshan, Tongren County).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to Yunnan, China.


Global distribution of Eupanacra waloensis. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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