|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2018|
|Authors:||U. Eitschberger, Nguyen H. B.|
|Journal:||Neue Entomologische Nachrichten|
|Keywords:||CALLAMBULYX, CHINA, EGGS, FOODPLANT, IMMATURE STAGES, LIFE HISTORY, PUPA, REARING, SPHINGIDAE, VIETNAM|
"The breeding of Callambulyx kitchingi CADIOU, 1996 is described. Series of pictures, from the egg to the pupa, demonstrate the development of the taxon. The breeding took place at the beginning in Marktleuthen/Bavaria, ca. 500 m NN and at the end in Schenna (North Italy, South Tyrol, 500 m NN). The breeding started with 220 eggs, laid by a ♀ in Vietnam (Lang Son, Mau Son, 1130 m, 21°50,913' N, 106°55,058', 4.VI.2015 at light trap). When the eggs arrived in Markteuthen, some caterpillars had already hatched. In total there were six moulds between hatching of the L1-larvae and the last larval stage (L7). The last moult before pupating took place between 10.VI.-9.V111.2015. A scrumbled ♂ emerged from the pupa between 28.V111. and 30.V111.2015. From laying the eggs (starting on 4.VI.2015) until the emerging of the cr the total development lasted 82 days. As foodplant Salix caprea was offered."