MARUMBA SAISHIUANA FORMOSANA Matsumura, 1927

Female Marumba saishiuana formosana. Photo: © BMNH Male Marumba saishiuana formosana. Photo: © BMNH

TAXONOMY

Marumba formosana Matsumura 1927, J. Coll. Agric. Hokkaido Imp. Univ. 19: 2. Type locality: Formosa [Taiwan, Nantou Hsien], Horisha [Puli].


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Wingspan: 80--85mm.


Adult Marumba saishiuana formosana, Dongpu (1200m), Nantou Hsien, Taiwan. Photo: © Shipher Wu.

ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

Taiwan: iii-v (Kaohsiung Hsien); iv-ix (Hualien Hsien); vii (??Gold Mountain).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM:

LARVA:

PUPA:

Larval hostplants.


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

Taiwan: Hualien Hsien (Taroko National Park); Nantou Hsien (Puli; Dongpu, 1200m); Kaohsiung Hsien (Shanping, 640m); Taipei Hsien (Fushan); ??Gold Mountain.


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to Taiwan.


Global distribution of Marumba saishiuana formosana. Map: © BMNH.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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