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Published: 2016-02-24
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Taxonomic study of the genus Lycophantis Meyrick from China (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) with descriptions of three new species

College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, P. R. China
College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, P. R. China
Lepidoptera Yponomeutidae Lycophantis new species China


Six Chinese species of the genus Lycophantis Meyrick, 1914 are reviewed, including three new species: Lycophantis mucronata Li, sp. nov. from Zhejiang and Hubei, L. stenopetala Li, sp. nov. and L. incurvula Li, sp. nov., both from Xizang (Tibet). Lycophantis leviaurata Sohn & Park, 2010 is newly recorded from China. Images of adults and genitalia are provided, along with key to all the Chinese species of Lycophantis.



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