DAHIRA YUNLONGENSIS (Brechlin, 2000)

Female Dahira yunlongensis, Yunnan, China. ALLOTYPE. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin. Male Dahira yunlongensis, Yunnan, China. HOLOTYPE. Photo: © Ronald Brechlin.

TAXONOMY

Lepchina yunlongensis Brechlin, 2000, Nachr. ent. Ver. Apollo (N.F.) 21: 144. Type locality: China: Yunnan, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunlong County, Fenshuining Mts, 13km north of Caojian, 25°46'N 99°06'E, 2460m.

Synonym. Lepchina yunlongensis Brechlin, 2000.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

With dark chocolate-brown forewing uppersides. Very similar to Dahira viksinjaevi, but larger, and with more strongly toothed forewing outer margins. The female is paler, more grey-brown, and shows the exact same wing pattern as Dahira bruno. The main difference between D. yunlongensis and the otherwise very similar Dahira tridens is the lack of the white discal spot in the former (Haxaire, Melichar & Manjunatha, 2021).


ADULT BIOLOGY

Unknown.


FLIGHT-TIME

China: v-vi (13km N Caojian); 12.vii.2015 (Lijiang).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Unknown.

LARVA: Unknown.

PUPA: Unknown.

Larval hostplants. Unknown.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Yunnan (13km N Caojian, 2460m; Renhe Village, Lijiang, 2100m).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to Yunnan, China.


Global distribution of Dahira yunlongensis. Map: © NHMUK.

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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