PENTATEUCHA STUENINGI Owada & Kitching, 1997 -- Chinese hirsute hawkmoth

Adult male Pentateucha stueningi, Tianmu Shan, Zhejiang, China. HOLOTYPE. Photo: © M. Owada

TAXONOMY

Pentateucha stueningi Owada & Kitching, 1997, in Kitching, Owada & Brechlin, Tinea 15: 88. Type locality: China, Chekiang [Zhejiang], west Tien-mu-shan [Tianmu Shan].


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Male as per illustration.


ADULT BIOLOGY

This species flies at altitude during early spring in the isolated warm temperate mountains of Zhejiang and neighbouring Anhui.


Typical habitat of Pentateucha stueningi, Mt. Huang Shan, Anhui, China. Photo: © Tony Pittaway Typical habitat of Pentateucha stueningi, Mt. Huang Shan, Anhui, China. Photo: © Tony Pittaway

FLIGHT-TIME

China: 10-20.iii (Fujian); iv (Jiangxi; Hunan).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Anhui (Mt. Huang Shan); Zhejiang (Tianmu Shan); Hunan (Nanling Shan); Jiangxi (Wuyi Shan); Fujian (Wuyi Shan); Guangdong (north).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to mountainous area of southeastern China.


Global distribution of Pentateucha stueningi. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

Unknown.



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