DAHIRA KITCHINGI Brechlin, 2000

Female Dahira kitchingi, Taibai Shan, Shaanxi, China (Allotype). Photo: © Ronald Brechlin Male Dahira kitchingi, Taibai Shan, Shaanxi, China. HOLOTYPE. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin

TAXONOMY

Lepchina kitchingi Brechlin, 2000, Nachr. ent. Ver. Apollo (N.F.) 21: 145. Type locality: China, Shaanxi, south Tai bai shan-Mts [south Taibai Shan], "Tsinling-Mts. [Quinling Shan]" [Qinling Shan], Houzhenzi, 33°08'N 107°44'E, 2200m.

Synonym. Lepchina kitchingi Brechlin, 2000.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION


ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME


EARLY STAGES

OVUM:

LARVA:

PUPA:

Larval hostplants.


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Shaanxi (Taibai Shan, Houzhenzi, 1600-2200m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to China.


Global distribution of Dahira kitchingi. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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