Distribution Taiwan: Mt. Alishan (2,270m), Sanliuchiu-shanchuang (3,100 m), Mt. Shuehshan, Mt.Anmashan (2,600 m).
Systematics Proposed by Ueda (1999) and distinguished from Thitarodes by the presence of a strongly bulging frontoclypeus, a long distal segment on the labial palp, and a very slender rod-like valve without a basal acute process. The frontoclypeus has not been illustrated for all Thitarodes species, but the slender form of the valve for Parathitarodes appears to be distinct from all Thitarodes where the genitalia are illustrated. The monophyly of Thitarodes has yet to be established and the absence of an acute basal process is also applicable to some species currently grouped under Thitarodes. Monotypic with its sole species, Parathitarodes changi named after Mr. Baw Sing Chang, author of Illustrations of Moths of Taiwan.
Habitat Not recorded. Elevation range coincides with predominantly spruce and fir dominated forests.
Biology Not known
Literature Ueda, K.1999. A new monobasic Hepialid genus from Taiwan (Insecta: Lepidopera) with a redescription of Hepialus arizanus. Bulletin of the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History 18, 137-146.