MARUMBA CRISTATA BUKAIANA Clark, 1937 -- Common striped hawkmoth

Female Marumba cristata bukaiana. Photo: © BMNH Male Marumba cristata bukaiana. Photo: © BMNH

TAXONOMY

Marumba cristata bukaiana Clark, 1937, Proc. New Engl. zool. Club 16: 31. Type locality: Formosa [Taiwan, Nantou Hsien], Bukai.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Wingspan: 90-105mm.


Adult Marumba cristata bukaiana, Taiwan. Photo: © Felix Lin.

ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

Taiwan: iii-v (Kaohsiung Hsien); iv (Nantou Hsien); vi (Nantou Hsien); ix (??Sunlinksea).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM:

LARVA:


Mature larva of Marumba cristata bukaiana (blue-grey form), Mt. Daluenwei, Neihu, Taipei City, Taiwan. Photo: © Shipher Wu. Mature larva of Marumba cristata bukaiana (green form), Mt. Daluenwei, Neihu, Taipei City, Taiwan. Photo: © Shipher Wu.

PUPA:

Larval hostplants.


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

Taiwan: Hualien Hsien (Taroko National Park); Nantou Hsien (Bukai; Jenai); Kaohsiung Hsien (Shanping, 640m); Taipei (Neihu); Taipei Hsien (Fushan); ??Sunlinksea, 1650m; Ilan Hsien (Fushan Botanical Garden).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to Taiwan.


Global distribution of Marumba cristata bukaiana. Map: © BMNH.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



Return to Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic species list
© A.R. Pittaway & I.J. Kitching (The Natural History Museum, London)