DAHIRA YUNNANFUANA (Clark, 1925)

Female Dahira yunnanfuana. Photo: © NHMUK Male Dahira yunnanfuana. Photo: © NHMUK Male Dahira yunnanfuana, Nyalam, Tibet, China. HOLOTYPE of Acosmeryx tibetana. Photo: © Tony Pittaway, IZAS

TAXONOMY

Acosmeryx yunnanfuana Clark, 1925, Proc. New Engl. zool. Club 9: 34. Type locality: Southeastern China, [Yunnan,] Yunnanfu [Kunming].

Synonym. Acosmeryx yunnanfuana Clark, 1925.

Synonym. Acosmeryx montivaga Kernbach, 1966.

Synonym. Acosmeryx tibetana Chu & Wang, 1980, Acta zootaxon. sin. 5: 419. Type locality: China, Xizang/Tibet, Nyalam, 2250m.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION


Male Dahira yunnanfuana, Bhutan. Photo: © Karma Jamtsho, Nature Tourism-Bhutan.

ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

China: 5.iv (Lushui); 1-2.v (Tengchong); 12.v (Nyalam); 25.v (Zhangmu).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Yunnan (Lufeng; Kunming; Tengchong, 2200m; Lushui, 2520m); Xizang/Tibet (Nyalam, 2250m; Zhangmu, 2200m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Occurs along the southeastern slopes of the Himalaya, from Nepal (Haruta, 1992) through Bhutan, northern Burma/Myanmar, to central Yunnan and Sichuan, China.


Global distribution of Dahira yunnanfuana. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

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



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