A New Elfin Butterfly (Lycaenidae: Eumaeini) from Northern China with Comments on the Nomenclature of Palaearctic Elfins
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Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey (January 1, 2000) 2(1): 1-5
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Ahlbergia hsui, new species, is described from two specimens recently collected in China’s Nan Shan area of endemism located along the boundary of northern China with Mongolia. In discussing the new species, the historical literature concerning Palaearctic elfin butterflies is reviewed and compared to nomenclatorial usages in D’Abrera’s widely disseminated 1993 treatment of Palaearctic butterflies; 25 errors or omissions in the latter treatment are corrected.
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