DAHIRA PLUTENKOI (Brechlin, 2002)

Male Dahira plutenkoi, Gongga Shan, Sichuan, China. HOLOTYPE. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin

TAXONOMY

Lepchina plutenkoi Brechlin, 2002, Nachr. ent. Ver. Apollo (N.F.) 22: 231. Type locality: China, Sichuan, Gongga Shan, 29°41'N 101°58'E, 2600-3200m.

Synonym. Lepchina plutenkoi Brechlin, 2002.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION


ADULT BIOLOGY

Occurs at between 2600 and 3200m altitude.


FLIGHT-TIME

China: 24.iv-15.v (Sichuan).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Sichuan (Gongga Shan).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to Sichuan Province, China.


Global distribution of Dahira plutenkoi. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

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



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