On a new insular subspecies of Chrysozephyrus mushaellus (Matsumura) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) discovered from Hainan

Yu Feng Hsu, Yik Fui Philip Lo, Rung Juen Lin

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Abstract

Chrysozephyrus mushaellus paolongkoui, ssp. nov. is described and illustrated from Hainan island of southern China. This new subspecies possesses diagnosable characters different from previously recognized subspecies of C. mushaellus in wing marking and genitalia of both sexes. It utilizes Lithocarpus litseifolius (Fagaceae) as the larval hostplant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-122
Number of pages10
JournalZootaxa
Volume4908
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan 13

Keywords

  • Hairstreak
  • Lithocarpus-feeder
  • Theclina
  • Theclinae
  • Zephyrus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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