Dalailama bifurca Staudinger, 1896

Wang, Xing, Wang, Min, Zolotuhin, Vadim V., Hirowatari, Toshiya, Wu, Shipher & Huang, Guo-Hua, 2015, The fauna of the family Bombycidae sensu lato (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea) from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hainan Islands, Zootaxa 3989 (1), pp. 1-138: 96

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Dalailama bifurca Staudinger, 1896
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63. Dalailama bifurca Staudinger, 1896  ( FIGURES 36View FIGURE 36 A – 36 D, 37 A, 37 C)

Dalailama bifurca Staudinger, 1895  [1896], Dt. ent. Z. Iris 8 (2): 303, pl. 5, fig. 9. TL: [Qinghai, China] ”im innern Tibet, zwischen dem Lob Noor und Kuku Noor”. Lectotype: male ( ZMHU) [examined].

Diagnosis. Characterized by the following features: medial line of forewing arched, area between antemedial and postmedial lines darker; distal to postmedial line with a white line reaching apex, veins not highlighted in white.

Specimens examined. [SHAANXI] Foping County: 1 male, Mts. Tsinling, 1900 m, 33 ˚ 45 ’N, 107 ˚01’E, June 2004, Siniaev & his team leg. (MWM); Taibai County (Mt. Taibaishan): 3 males, Dudamen village, 2600 m, 33 ˚ 55 ’N, 107 ˚ 44 ’E, June 2006, Siniaev & his team leg. (MWM); 4 males, Houzhenzi village, 33 ˚ 52 ’N, 107 ˚ 44 ’E, 2600 m, 10–12.V. 2000, Viktor Sinyaev & Plutenko leg. (MWM); [SICHUAN] road from Songpan to Zoige: 1 male, 3500 m, 32 ˚ 55 ’ N, 103 ˚ 24 ’ E, 5.VII. 2010, Floriani & Saldaitis leg. (MWM); road from Songpan to Jiuzhaigou: 1 female, 2600 m, 33 ˚ 12 ’ N, 103 ˚ 44 ’ E, 3.VII. 2010, Floriani & Saldaitis leg. leg. (MWM); [XIZANG ( TIBET)] Kuku-Noor: 1 male, 21.IX. 1898, Rückbeil, bifurca Staudinger. 

Bionomics. The host is unknown. The adults are on the wing from June to July in Sichuan Province.

Distribution. Mianland China (Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Qinghai, Xizang (Tibet)).

Remarks. This species flies on the Tibetan Plateau and Qingling Mountains. All specimens were collected by light trapping.

ZMHU

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