DAHIRA HOENEI (Mell, 1937)

Female Dahira hoenei, Taibai Shan, Shaanxi, China. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin Male Dahira hoenei, Taibai Shan, Shaanxi, China. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin

TAXONOMY

Philodila hoenei Mell, 1937, Dt. ent. Z., Berl. 1937: 6. Type locality: China, south Shensi [Shaanxi], Taipeishan [Taibai Shan], <<33°8'N 108°E>>, 1700m.

Synonym. Philodila hoenei Mell, 1937.

Synonym. Acosmeryx cacthschild Chu & Wang, 1980, Economic Insect Fauna of China 22: 58. Type locality: China, Sichuan, Emei Shan, 800-1000m.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION


ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

China: 6-11.iv-v (Taibai Shan; Wolong Nature Reserve); 25.v-14.vi (Daba Shan); 18.ix (Emei Shan).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Shaanxi (Taibai Shan, Houzhenzi, 1500m (33°53'N 107°49'E); Taibai Shan, Foping Nature Reserve, 1600m (33°45'N 107°48'E); Taibai Shan, Qinling Mountains, 1500m (33°50'N 107°41'E); Daba Shan, 15km south of Shou-Man, 1800m (32°08'N 108°37'E)); Sichuan (Emei Shan; Wolong Nature Reserve, 1500-1800m); Chongqing.


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to China.


Global distribution of Dahira hoenei. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

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



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