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A new genus Socifera gen. nov. of Argyresthiidae (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea) from Hainan Island, China

College of Life Sciences, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, China. College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
Key Laboratory of Biological Resources and Ecology of Pamirs Plateau in Xinjiang, Kashi 844000, China. College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
Lepidoptera New taxon Argyresthia Blastotere tropical island China


A new genus Socifera gen. nov. of Argyresthiidae is established. The diagnostic characters against Argyresthia Hübner, [1825] are listed. Socifera is endemic to Hainan, a tropical island in southern China. The type species Socifera asymmetra Liu & Li, sp. nov. is described. The adult, venation, abdominal structures, male and female genitalia are illustrated.



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