DAHIRA ULJANAE Brechlin & Melichar, 2006

Female Dahira uljanae (upperside), Taibai Shan, Shaanxi, China. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin Female Dahira uljanae (underside), Taibai Shan, Shaanxi, China. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin

TAXONOMY

Dahira uljanae Brechlin & Melichar, 2006, Nachr. ent. Ver. Apollo (N.F.) 27(4): 209. Type locality: China, Shaanxi Prov., Qinling Shan, Taibai Shan, 20 Km N Jiaokou, 34°01'N 107°55'E, 1500m.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Strongly sexually dichromatic. The female similar to Dahira taiwana but forewing longer; forewing upperside with pale grey area between antemedian and postmedian bands; a pale grey wavy submarginal band running from apex to end of Cu1; ground colour of hindwing upperside central area yellowish-orange, brown marginal band broader. In the male all brown pigmentation is replaced by smokey-black, with the hindwing upperside yellowish-orange area replaced by canary yellow. The forewing discal spot is larger and paler.


ADULT BIOLOGY


FLIGHT-TIME

China: 30.iv (Taibai Shan).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Shaanxi (Qinling Shan, Taibai Shan (20 Km N Jiaokou, 34°01'N 107°55'E), 1500m; 30km NE Wulong).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to central China.


Global distribution of Dahira uljanae. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION

Holarctic; eastern Palaearctic region.



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