KENTROCHRYSALIS HEBERTI Haxaire & Melichar, 2010

Male Kentrochrysalis heberti. HOLOTYPE. Photo: © Jean Haxaire

TAXONOMY

Kentrochrysalis heberti Haxaire & Melichar, 2010, European Entomologist 3(2): 103. Type locality: China, Shaanxi Province, Qinling Mountains, Taibai Shan, 1500m, 33° 50'N 107° 44' E, iv.2005.

Note. Visually, apart from size, K. heberti can be very difficult to separate from Kentrochrysalis sieversi Alphéraky, 1897. Records of one may be of the other species.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Wingspan: 77mm.


ADULT BIOLOGY

A montane species, generally found between 900 and 2200m altitude (Haxaire & Melichar, 2010).


FLIGHT-TIME

China: 6.iv-16.v (Shaanxi; Hubei); vi-vii (Shanxi; Shaanxi; Jiangxi).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.


LARVA: Unknown.


PUPA: Unknown.


Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Shanxi (Taiyue Shan, 1500m); Shaanxi (Qinling Shan, Taibai Shan, 900-2200m; Qinling Shan, Foping Nature Reserve, 1500-1900m; Qinling Shan, Shaliangzi, 1000m); Hubei (Daba Shan, Songluohe, 1200-1800m); Jiangxi (Wuyi Shan, Xipaihe, 1500m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to central China.


Global distribution of Kentrochrysalis heberti. Map: © Tony Pittaway.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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