Rhodosoma farintaenia Zhu & Wang, 1997, Fauna Sinica (Insecta) 11: 318. Type locality: China, Jiangxi, Ciping.
Synonym. Rhodosoma farintaenia Zhu & Wang, 1997.
Synonym. Hayesiana farintaenia (Zhu & Wang, 1997).
Note. This species was known for many years by an unpublished manuscript name -- "Schausanus barnesi Clark, 1939", with two specimens in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA [see above]. This name has been superseded by the above published name.
An unmistakable species. Upperside of wings almost uniformly dark olive green in fresh adults (fading to brown in older specimens), with a narrow diffuse pale purple-grey band running from the costa near the apex to the tornus, distal to which is a conspicuous pale apical yellow spot between Rs2 and Rs4; costal margin pale grey. Thorax and abdomen upperside olive green in fresh adults, basal tergites yellowish. Underside of thorax and abdomen underside ochre. Legs white.
Unknown, apart from specimens being found 700 and 1500m altitude, depending on latitude. Can be quite common at certain times in certain places (Xu ZhenBang, pers. comm. 2023).
China: iv (Simian Shan National Forest Park, Chongqing); 12.iv (Leigongshan Nature Reserve, Guizgou); 23-30.iv (Nanping); 6.v (NanLing National Forest Park, Guangdong); 8.v (Hanzhong; Gucheng); 24.v (Ciping); v (Dayao Shan); v (Ya'an, Sichuan); 15-20.viii (Sichuan).
Larval hostplants. Unknown.
China: Shaanxi (Gaobeicun, SE Hanzhong, 700m; Gucheng, 800m); Anhui; Hubei (Tapien Shan, NE Wuhan); Sichuan (Qingcheng Shan, 50km W Chengdu, 1500m; Ya'an); Chongqing (Simian Shan National Forest Park, 1100m); Guizhou (Leigongshan Nature Reserve, 1000m); Hunan (Yizhang); Jiangxi (Ciping); Fujian (Yanping/Nanping, 1500m (26°52'N 118°7'E)); Guangdong (Nanling National Forest Park); Guangxi (Jinxiu County, Dayao Shan).
Endemic to eastern China.
Holarctic; eastern Palaearctic region. Pleistocene refuge: Monocentric -- Sinopacific refugium.