On a New Subspecies of Ussuriana fani Koiwaya (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Theclini) Discovered from northern China

Yu Gu, Ming Lei Bi, Rung Juen Lin, Yu Feng Hsu

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Ussuriana fani wangi, ssp. nov. is described and illustrated from Baihuashan of Taihangshan Mountain Range, Beijing. This new subspecies utilizes Fraxinus bungeana as the larval hostplant, representing the first record of U. fani in northern China. The immature biology, larval morphology, and data of COI barcode all indicate the population belonging to U. fani rather than superficially similar U. michaelis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-488
Number of pages8
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Beijing
  • Fraxinus sinensis
  • Hairstreak
  • Taihangshan
  • Thelinae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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