MARUMBA IRATA Joicey & Kaye, 1917

Female Marumba irata. Photo: © NHMUK Male Marumba irata. Photo: © NHMUK

TAXONOMY

Marumba irata Joicey & Kaye, 1917, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (Series 8) 20(118): 305. Type locality: [China,] "Tibet" [probably western Sichuan/Yunnan].

Synonym. Marumba gaschkewischi [sic] fortis Jordan, 1929, Novit. Zool. 35: 85-86.

Synonym. Marumba lisa Eitschberger & Ihle, 2012, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 68: 70.

Synonym. Marumba dalailama Eitschberger, 2012, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 68: 71.

Synonym. Marumba fickleri Eitschberger, 2012, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 68: 71.

Synonym. Marumba namphuongae Eitschberger & Hoa Binh Nguyen, 2012, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 68: 72.

Note. Previously regarded as a subspecies of Marumba gaschkewitschii (Bremer & Grey, 1853). Now considered to be a distinct species (Eitschberger, 2012).


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Male Marumba irata, Mao, Senapati District, Manipur, India, 1798m, 19.vii.2014. Photo: © Harmenn Huidrom.

ADULT BIOLOGY

A high altitude species occurring at 1500-2400m in northern Vietnam, at 1800-1950m in northeastern India, and between 2750 and 3050m in Xizang/Tibet, China.


FLIGHT-TIME

The two individuals recorded from northeastern India (Vaidya, Huidrom & Irungbam, 2015) came to light on 21.v.2012 and 19.vii.2014.


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown

PUPA: Unknown

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Non recorded.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Xizang/Tibet (Nyingchi, Namjagbarwa region, 3050m; Bomi, 2750m; Zayü, 3000m); Yunnan (Gaoligong Shan).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

From northeastern India (Manipur & Nagaland) (Vaidya, Huidrom & Irungbam, 2015), Myanmar/Burma and southern Xizang/Tibet (China) to Yunnan (China) and northern Vietnam (at high altitude).


Global distribution of Marumba irata. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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