A new Japonica (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae) from Southwestern China

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Japonica bella Hsu, NEW SPECIES, is described and illustrated based on material from Guizhou Province, southwestern China. The new species has an unusual brachium and papilla analis, both are unique to the genus Japonica and the rest of Theclini species and considered autopomorphies of J. bella. The discovery of the new species brings the number of species in genus Japonica to five.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-230
Number of pages6
JournalPan-Pacific Entomologist
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Oct 1



  • China
  • Insecta
  • Japonica
  • Lepidoptera
  • Lycaenidae
  • Theclini

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science

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