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On Hypolycaena from Maluku, Indonesia, including the first description of male Hypolycaena asahi (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae)

Author(s): Alan Cassidy | Andrew Rawlins

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 115;
Start page: 53;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Hypolycaena | asahi | danis | dictaea | erylus | phorbas | pigres | silo | sipylus | Indonesia | Maluku | Lepidoptera | Lycaenidae

The taxonomy and distribution of the five species of Hypolycaena in Maluku are discussed and new locality records given. Corrections are made to the published taxonomy and distribution of H. phorbas (Fabricius, 1793). This clarification enables a better understanding of the biogeography of the genus. Hypolycaena asahi Okubo, 2007, was originally described from a single female from Ambon and is here recorded from Seram. The male is described for the first time.
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