SMERINTHULUS PERVERSA FLAVOMACULATUS Inoue, 1990 -- Lichenous hawkmoth

Male Smerinthulus perversa flavomaculatus. Photo: © NHMUK

TAXONOMY

Smerinthulus flavomaculatus Inoue, 1990, Tinea 12: 252. Type locality: Taiwan, Nantou Hsien, Lushan Spa, 1200m.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Female Smerinthulus perversa flavomaculatus, Tsueifeng (2200m), Nantou Hsien, Taiwan. Photo: © Shipher Wu.

ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

Taiwan: 14-16.vi (Taichung Hsien); 24-27.viii (Nantou Hsien); 27.ix (Taichung Hsien).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM:

LARVA:

PUPA:

Larval hostplants.


PARASITOIDS


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

Taiwan: Taipei Hsien; Nantou Hsien (Lushan spa, 1200m; Tsueifeng, 2200m); Kaohsiung Hsien (Shanping, 640m); Taichung Hsien (Kukuan; Anmashan, 1230m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to Taiwan.


Global distribution of Smerinthulus perversa flavomaculatus. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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