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Description of a new subspecies of Chonala laurae Bozano, 1999 from Southeastern China (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae)

Department of Entomology; College of Plant Protection; South China Agricultural University; Guangzhou 510642; Guangdong; China
Arthropoda Department; Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change; Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig; Adenauer Allee 127; Bonn 53113; Germany
Department of Entomology; College of Plant Protection; South China Agricultural University; Guangzhou 510642; Guangdong; China; Institute of International Rivers and Eco-Security; Yunnan University; Kunming 650500; Yunnan; China
State Environmental Protection Scientific Observation and Research Station for Ecology and Environment of Wuyi Mountains; Ministry of Ecology and Environment; Nanjing; 210042; China; Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences; Ministry of Ecology and Environment; National Key Laboratory of Biosafety; Nanjing; 210042; China
Lepidoptera Satyrini Parargina Qinling Shennongjia taxonomy male genitalia


The satyrid species Chonala laurae Bozano, 1999, formerly only known from southern Shaanxi and western Hubei Provinces in the central part of China, is recorded from Mt. Wuyi, Fujian Province in southeastern China for the first time, and the population is described as a new subspecies herein: C. laurae wuyishana Huang, Guo & Wang, ssp. n. The new subspecies can be distinguished from the nominate one by the pattern at the costa and in space 2 on the forewing upperside in males and the ground color in females, and from the closely related C. houae by the coloration of the pattern on the forewing upperside and in space 2 on the forewing underside as well as the male genital character. A brief discussion on the relationship among C. laurae laurae, C. laurae wuyishana ssp. n., and C. houae is also presented. In addition, an updated key to species and subspecies of Chonala is provided.



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