A new species of Shaanxiana (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from southern China

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Abstract

Shaanxiana australis sp. nov. (Theclinae: Theclini) is described from southern China, representing a new taxon of the genus and a remarkable known geographical range extension of the genus. The larval host plant of S. australis is unknown, but the most likely candidate is Fraxinus chinensis (Oleaceae), because congeneric Shaanxiana takashimai use Fraxinus spp. as larval hosts, and F. chinensis is known to grow at the type locality of S. australis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-134
Number of pages5
JournalZootaxa
Volume4027
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1

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Keywords

  • Butterflies
  • Hairstreak
  • Hostplant
  • Theclinae
  • Theclini

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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