SMERINTHULUS PERVERSA PALLIDUS Mell, 1922 -- Lichenous hawkmoth

Male Smerinthulus perversa pallidus. Photo: © NHMUK.

TAXONOMY

Smerinthulus pallidus Mell, 1922, Dt. ent. Z. 1922: 116. Type locality: China, north Kuangtung [Guangdong], montane forest.


ADULT DESCRIPTION AND VARIATION

Unknown.


ADULT BIOLOGY

Unknown, except that it frequents montane forest.


FLIGHT-TIME

China: ix (Fujian); x (Guangdong).


EARLY STAGES

OVUM: Not recorded.

LARVA:


Full-grown larva of Smerinthulus perversa pallidus. Image: Mell, 1922b Full-grown larva of Smerinthulus perversa pallidus. Photo: Mell, 1922b

PUPA: Not recorded.


Pupa of Smerinthulus perversa pallidus. Image: Mell, 1922b Pupa of Smerinthulus perversa pallidus. Image: Mell, 1922b

Larval hostplants. Not recorded.


PARASITOIDS

Unknown.


LOCAL DISTRIBUTION

China: Fujian (Ningde); Guangdong (Shaoguan).


GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

Endemic to southern China.


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

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AFFILIATION



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