The types of skippers described by Shu-Iti Murayama (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)

HIDEYUKI CHIBA, HIROSHI TSUKIYAMA, JIA YUAN LIANG, SHOU MING WANG, ZONG YU SHEN, YU FENG HSU

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Abstract

Fifteen holotypes of Asian Hesperiidae taxa described by Shu-iti Murayama were examined, and their taxonomic status is discussed. We confirm that five are valid names while the rest are synonyms as indicated partially by previous authors. Valid species-level names are Aeromachus matudai (Murayama), Aeromachus bandaishanus Murayama &Shimonoya, Coladenia pinsbukana (Shimonoya &Murayama), and Sebastonyma suthepiana Murayama &Kimura. Valid subspecieslevel name is Ochlodes yuchingkina Murayama &Shimonoya. In order to settle the taxonomic status of Pedesta masuriensis cuneomaculata Murayama, masuriensis and tali were studied morphologically and molecularly. As a result, we consider that masuriensis and tali are two different species and treat cuneomaculata as a junior subjective synonym of tali.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-290
Number of pages11
JournalZootaxa
Volume4801
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun 18

Keywords

  • Asia
  • COI
  • Holotype
  • Synonym
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    CHIBA, HIDEYUKI., TSUKIYAMA, HIROSHI., LIANG, JIA. YUAN., WANG, SHOU. MING., SHEN, ZONG. YU., & HSU, YU. FENG. (2020). The types of skippers described by Shu-Iti Murayama (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae). Zootaxa, 4801(2), 280-290. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4801.2.4