Ambulyx interplacida Brechlin, 2006, Nachr. entomol. Ver. Apollo, N.F. 27(3): 103. Type locality: China, Jiangxi, Wuyi Shan, Xipaihe village, 1500m (27°54'N, 117°20'E).
Synonym. Ambulyx amara Kobayashi, Wang & Yano, 2006.
Synonym. Ambulyx pseudoregia Eitschberger & Bergmann, 2006.
Synonym. Ambulyx regia Eitschberger, 2006.
Note. The female allotype of Ambulyx regia has been found to be a female of Ambulyx sericeipennis sericeipennis Butler, 1875 (Brechlin, 2014c). Ambulyx regia itself was synonymized with Ambulyx interplacida by Brechlin, 2014c.
Wingspan: 112-120mm. Similar to Ambulyx semiplacida Inoue, 1990, but forewing uppersides without the violet tinge of that species. The wing undersides are noticably more reddish than in Ambulyx semiplacida. There are also distinct differences in the male genitalia between these two species.
China: 4.iv (Guangxi); 15.iv-1.v (Hunan); 10.v (Sichuan); vi (Jiangxi; Guangdong; Guangxi); vii (Jiangxi).
Larval hostplants. Unknown.
China: Sichuan (Ya'an); Yunnan (Kunming; Yanmen); Hunan (Nanling Shan, 1300-1500m); Jiangxi (Wuyi Shan, 1500-1800m; Le'an); Guangdong (Nanling National Forest Park, 1100m); Guangxi (Mao'ershan Nature Reserve, 2100m; Yinzhulaoshan Provincial Nature Reserve, Guilin).[Many of the individuals from southern China (Yunnan, Sichuan and Guangxi), and northeastern India (Assam), were originally assigned to Ambulyx semiplacida Inoue, 1990. However, this taxon is endemic to Taiwan.]
So far, only known from southern China (Sichuan, Yunnan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangdong and Guangxi) and northeastern India (Assam).