LANGIA ZENZEROIDES FORMOSANA Clark, 1936 -- Apple hawkmoth

Female Langia zenzeroides formosana. Photo: © NHMUK Male Langia zenzeroides formosana. Photo: © NHMUK

TAXONOMY

Langia zenzeroides formosana Clark, 1936, Proc. New Engl. zool. Club 15: 83. Type locality: Formosa [Taiwan, Nantou Hsien], Hori [Puli].


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Adult Langia zenzeroides formosana, Taiwan. Photo: © Felix Lin.

Wingspan: 120--150mm.


ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

Taiwan: iii-v (Kaohsiung Hsien); iv (Nantou Hsien); 17.iv (Taoyuan Hsien).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM:

LARVA:

PUPA:

Larval hostplants.


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

Taiwan: Hualien Hsien (Taroko National Park); Nantou Hsien (Jenai; Puli; Renluen, 1400m); Taoyuan Hsien (Ming Chyr Forest, 1160m); Kaohsiung Hsien (Shanping, 640m); Taipei Hsien (Fushan; Wulai); Pingtung Hsien (Shitzu); Chiai Hsien (Alishan, 2100m); Ilan Hsien (Fushan Botanical Garden, 700m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to the mountains of Taiwan.


Global distribution of Langia zenzeroides formosana. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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