RHAGASTIS CASTOR JORDANI Oberthür, 1904 -- Common mottled hawkmoth

Male Rhagastis castor jordani. Photo: © NHMUK

TAXONOMY

Rhagastis jordani Oberthür, 1904, Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. 1904: 14. Type locality: China, Siao-lou [Sichuan, Xiaolou].

Synonym. Rhagastis jordani Oberthür, 1904.

Synonym. Rhagastis aurifera chinensis Mell, 1922.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Very similar to Rhagastis castor aurifera, but differing in the stronger and more yellow submarginal band running from the costa to the inner margin and the better developed pale median band of the hindwing upperside.


ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME


EARLY STAGES

OVUM:

LARVA:

PUPA:

Larval hostplants.


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Sichuan (Xiaolou); Guangdong.


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Southern China.


Global distribution of Rhagastis castor jordani. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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