POLYPTYCHUS TRILINEATUS COSTALIS Mell, 1922 -- Common crenulate hawkmoth

Female Polyptychus trilineatus costalis. Photo: © NHMUK Female Polyptychus trilineatus costalis. Photo: © NHMUK Male Polyptychus trilineatus costalis. Photo: © NHMUK Male Polyptychus trilineatus costalis. Photo: © NHMUK Fresh adult Polyptychus trilineatus costalis, Hong Kong, China. Photo: © John Tennent

TAXONOMY

Polyptychis [sic] trilineatus costalis Mell, 1922, Dt. ent. Z. 1922: 115. Type locality: "South China".


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Identical to Polyptychus trilineatus luteatus in habitus but with the male genital morphology of Polyptychus trilineatus trilineatus.


ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

China: iv-x (Hong Kong); v (Yunnan).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM:

LARVA:


Full-grown plain form larva of Polyptychus trilineatus costalis. Image: Mell, 1922b Full-grown marked form larva of Polyptychus trilineatus costalis. Image: Mell, 1922b Full-grown pre-pupation form larva of Polyptychus trilineatus costalis. Image: Mell, 1922b

PUPA:


Pupa of Polyptychus trilineatus costalis. Image: Mell, 1922b Pupa of Polyptychus trilineatus costalis. Image: Mell, 1922b Pupa of Polyptychus trilineatus costalis. Image: Mell, 1922b

Larval hostplants.


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Yunnan (Changning Co., Songzhishanding, 2800m); Guangdong; Hong Kong.


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Southern China.


Global distribution of Polyptychus trilineatus costalis. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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