Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Hemaris ducalis
There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen. Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hemaris ducalis
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
Species With Barcodes: 1
Hemaris ducalis is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is known from the mountains of south-western Xinjiang in China, the western Tian Shan, southern and eastern Kazakhstan up to the Altai Mountains, western Mongolia, southern Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, northern Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The wingspan is 40-50 mm. It can be distinguished from all other Hemaris species by the off-white dorsal band on abdominal segment three. The degree of development of the transparent areas on both the forewing and hindwing is variable. The hindwing upperside is entirely orange, apart from the transparent areas, contrasting with the more brown coloration of the forewing upperside.
It is a diurnal species. It is found in woodland and scrub, rarely below 2,300 meters and occurring up to 6,200 meters.
The larvae have been recorded feeding on Lonicera species.
- "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. http://www.cate-sphingidae.org/taxonomy/Hemaris/ducalis.html. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- Pittaway AR; Kitching I. "Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic". Tpittaway.tripod.com. http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/h_duc.htm. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
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