RHODAMBULYX DAVIDI Mell, 1939

Female Rhodambulyx davidi, Dayao Shan, Guangxi, China. Photo: © Jean Haxaire. Male Rhodambulyx davidi, Dayao Shan, Guangxi, China. Photo: © Jean Haxaire. Male Rhodambulyx davidi, Dayao Shan, Guangxi, China. Photo: © Jean Haxaire.

TAXONOMY

Rhodambulyx davidi Mell, 1939, Dt. ent. Z., Iris 52: 140. Type locality: [China,] north Fukien [Fujian], Kuatun, 2300m, 27.40°N, 117.40°E.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

As illustrated.


ADULT BIOLOGY

This species flies at altitude (1200-2300m) during spring in the isolated temperate mountains of southern China.


FLIGHT-TIME

China: 4.iii-19.iv (Fujian); v (Guangxi).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Guizhou (Shitou Shan, Rong Jiang (= river)); Fujian (Kuatun, 2300m); Guangxi (Jingxiu, Dayao Shan, 1200m); Guangdong (north).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to the mountains of southern China.


Global distribution of Rhodambulyx davidi. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

Unknown.



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