HAYESIANA FARINTAENIA (Zhu & Wang, 1997)

Male and female Haysiana farintaenia, Fujian, China. Photo: © Ian Kitching, CMNH

TAXONOMY

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 This species was known for many years by an unpublished manuscript name -- "Schausanus barnesi Clark, 1939", with two specimens in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This name has been superseded by the above published name.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

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.


ADULT BIOLOGY

Unknown, apart from specimens being found at 1500m altitude.


FLIGHT-TIME

China: 23-30.iv (Nanping); 24.v (Ciping).


EARLY STAGES

Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Fujian (Nanping, 1500m (26°52'N 118°7'E)); Jiangxi (Ciping).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to eastern China.


Global distribution of Hayesiana farintaenia. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

Holarctic; eastern Palaearctic region. Pleistocene refuge: Monocentric -- Sinopacific refugium.



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