HEMARIS BERESOWSKII Alphéraky, 1897

Female Hemaris beresowskii. Photo: © NHMUK Male Hemaris beresowskii. Photo: © NHMUK

TAXONOMY

Hemaris beresowskii Alphéraky, 1897, in Romanoff (ed.), Mém. Lépid. 9: 120. Type locality: [China, Sichuan,] ??Mao-piu-koü.

Synonym. Hemaris beresovskii Kuznetsova, 1906.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Forewing with transparent discal cell generally divided longitudinally by a vestigial scaled fold. Hindwing upperside very similar to Hemaris ottonis, but marginal band as wide between M3 and Cu1 as the distance between these to veins at the wing margin.

Male genitalia similar to Hemaris staudingeri, but uncus a little shorter. Right valve narrower before middle, its ventral margin not so obviously sinuate beyond middle.


ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

China: v-vi (Sichuan); vi-vii (Henan; Yunnan; Sichuan).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM:

LARVA:

PUPA:

Larval hostplants.


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Henan (Luoshan, 1070'); Sichuan (Wushi, 12000'; Kangding, 8300'; Danba; Hanyuan; Batang, 3800m; ??Mao-piu-koü; Xiaolou); Yunnan (Weixi, 2500m; Adunzi, nr Dêqên, 3500-4000m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Confined to southwestern China.


Global distribution of Hemaris beresowskii. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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