RHODAMBULYX HAINANENSIS Brechlin, 2001

Female Rhodambulyx hainanensis, Wuzhi Shan, Hainan, China. ALLOTYPE. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin. Male Rhodambulyx hainanensis, Wuzhi Shan, Hainan, China. HOLOTYPE. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin.

TAXONOMY

Rhodambulyx hainanensis Brechlin, 2001, Nachr. entomol. Ver. Apollo, N.F. 22(3): 145. Type locality: China, Hainan Island, Wuzhi Shan, 1500m, 18°53'N 109°43'E.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION


ADULT BIOLOGY

This species flies at altitude (1500m) during early spring in the isolated warm temperate mountains of Hainan.


FLIGHT-TIME

China: 22.ii-8.iv (Hainan, Wuzhi Shan).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Hainan (Wuzhi Shan, 1500m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to the mountains of Hainan Island, China.


Global distribution of Rhodambulyx hainanensis. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

Unknown.



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