Rhodosoma farintaenia Zhu & Wang, 1997, Fauna Sinica (Insecta) 11: 318. Type locality: China, Jiangxi, Ciping.
Synonym. Rhodosoma farintaenia Zhu & Wang, 1997.
Note. This species was known for many years by an unpublished manuscript name -- "Schausanus barnesi Clark, 1939", with two specimens in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This name has been superseded by the above published name.
An unmistakable species. Upperside of wings almost uniformly dark olive green in fresh adults (fading to brown in older specimens), with a narrow diffuse pale purple band running from the costa near the apex to the tornus, distal to which is a conspicuous pale yellow spot between Rs2 and Rs4. Thorax and abdomen upperside dark olive green in fresh adults, basal tergites yellowish. Underside of thorax and abdomen underside ochre.
Unknown, apart from specimens being found at 1500m altitude.
China: 23-30.iv (Nanping); 24.v (Ciping).
Larval hostplants. Unknown.
China: Fujian (Nanping, 1500m (26°52'N 118°7'E)); Jiangxi (Ciping).
Endemic to eastern China.
Holarctic; eastern Palaearctic region. Pleistocene refuge: Monocentric -- Sinopacific refugium.