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Taxonomic notes on the jalaurida-subgroup of the genus Lethe (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae)

Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal-700053, India.
Chongqing Museum of Natural History, Beibei, Chongqing, 400700, China.
Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal-700053, India.
Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal-700053, India.
Lepidoptera Satyrini Lethina Zophoessa Tibet new species new status

Abstract

In this paper, Lethe (Zophoessa) jalaurida (de Nicéville, 1881) and its relatives, viz. the jalaurida-subgroup (sura-group), are studied. A new species, L. giancbi Lang & Das sp. nov. which was identified as L. elwesi (Moore, 1892) by Lang & Bozano (2015) and Lang (2017), is described from SE Tibet, China. Lethe elwesi houjiangae Lang & Bozano, 2015 and L. jalaurida gelduba Fruhstorfer, 1911 are raised to specific status, viz. L. houjiangae stat. nov. and L. gelduba stat. nov. respectively. Lethe jalaurida plistia Fruhstorfer, 1911 is considered as an unnecessary replacement name of L. jalaurida gelduba. Lethe jalaurida nuolaensis Huang, 2001 is found to be a subspecies of L. gelduba stat. nov., viz. L. gelduba nuolaensis stat. nov.

 

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