MARUMBA SAISHIUANA SAISHIUANA Okamoto, 1924

Fresh male Marumba saishiuana saishiuana, Kashitaki, Tsushima, Japan. Photo: © Yoshiaki Sakai. Male Marumba saishiuana saishiuana. Photo: © BMNH

TAXONOMY

Marumba saishiuana Okamoto, 1924, Bull. agric. Exp. Stn Gov.-Gen. Chosen 1: 96. Type locality: [South Korea,] Quelpart Island [Cheju-do].

Synonym. Marumba spectabilior Mell, 1935.

Synonym. Marumba fujinensis Zhu & Wang, 1997.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Wingspan: 75--78mm.


Resting male Marumba saishiuana saishiuana, Tsushima, Japan. Photo: © Yoshiaki Sakai.

ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

China: 31.v-2.vi (Guangdong); vi (Yunnan; Fujian); vi-vii (Zhejiang); viii (Fujian). Japan: 3.vi-2.vii (Tsushima).

Park et al. (1999) give May until July as the flight period in Korea.


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Zhejiang (Tianmu Shan, 1500-1600m); Yunnan (Laojun Shan, 2579m; nr. Yingjiang, Tongbinguan, 1180m); Fujian (Guangze, 1200m; Wuyi Shan); Guangdong (Nanling National Forest Park, 1100m); Hainan (Longhushan, Wenchang City).

South Korea: South Cholla Prov. (Baekyang Temple; Wolchul-san; Jin-do); South Kyongsang Prov. (Geoje-do); Cheju Prov. (Cheju-do; Halla-san; Seoguipo; Sungpanak).

Japan: Tsushima (Sasuna; Mt. Konoki; Mt. Oboshi; Kashitaki).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Confined to southeastern China, southern South Korea, Japan (Tsushima Island only), northern Thailand and northern Vietnam. On Taiwan it is replaced by subsp. formosana Matsumura.


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

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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