Lethe houjiangae Lang & Bozano, 2015

Das, Gaurab Nandi, Lang, Song-Yun, Singh, Navneet & Chandra, Kailash, 2020, Taxonomic notes on the jalaurida-subgroup of the genus Lethe (Lepidoptera Nymphalidae, Satyrinae), Zootaxa 4789 (1), pp. 281-290: 284-285

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4789.1.11

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A3C18A64-BB21-4E81-B78B-2654D038044C

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B287F2-CD31-3816-FF26-FA09FD9DD189

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scientific name

Lethe houjiangae Lang & Bozano, 2015
status

stat. nov.

5. Lethe houjiangae Lang & Bozano, 2015   stat. nov.

( Figs. 6, 7 View FIGURES 4–11 )

Lethe elwesi houjiangae Lang & Bozano, 2015   . Zootaxa 4058 (1): 128, figs. 1–6, 37, type locality: Gongshan, Yunnan; Lang, 2017. Nymphalidae   China II: 55, pl. IV: 17.

Materials examined. CHINA: 1 ♂, Holotype of Lethe elwesi houjiangae Lang & Bozano   , Yunnan, Gongshan, East slope of Mts. Gao-li-gong, 3200 m, 25.VII.2015, leg. Song-yun Lang ( CMNH)   ; 10 ♂♂, Paratype of Lethe elwesi houjiangae Lang & Bozano   , Yunnan, Gongshan, Dulong-jiang valley, West slope of Mts. Gao-li-gong, 2800 m, 19.VII.2015, leg. Song-yun Lang ( LSY)   ; 39 ♂♂, Paratype of Lethe elwesi houjiangae Lang & Bozano   , Yunnan, Gongshan, East slope of Mts. Gao-li-gong, 2500–3200 m, 20–26.VII.2015, leg. Song-yun Lang ( LSY)   ; 1 ♂, Para- type of Lethe elwesi houjiangae Lang & Bozano   , ditto ( CMNH)   .

Notes. When this taxon was described as a subspecies of Lethe elwesi, Lang & Bozano (2015)   compared it with material of L. giancbi Lang & Das   sp. nov. from SE Tibet which was identified as the nominate L. elwesi   in that work. After checking all male genitalia of species in the jalaurida   -subgroup, the present authors think that this taxon is quite different from Lethe elwesi   and should be a distinct species which is more closely related to L. giancbi Lang & Das   sp. nov. than to the others.

Diagnosis. 1) On both sides pale markings and stripes are yellowish, it is similar to Lethe atkinsonia   but without male brand on dorsal forewing; 2) uncus is heavily bent downwards; 3) valva is not elongated as in L. giancbi   sp. nov.; 4) valva apex is sharply pointed inwards; 5) aedeagus has a slender dorsal ridge near its cephalic end, this structure is also present in L. giancbi   sp. nov. but absent in other species.

Distribution. China (NW Yunnan).

CMNH

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Lethe

Loc

Lethe houjiangae Lang & Bozano, 2015

Das, Gaurab Nandi, Lang, Song-Yun, Singh, Navneet & Chandra, Kailash 2020
2020
Loc

Lethe elwesi houjiangae

Lang & Bozano 2015
2015