Tuesday, November 28, 2017

[Entomology • 2017] New Taxa and New Records of Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae, Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae) from Afghanistan


Karanasa pamira biocellata  Tshikolovets, 2017


Abstract

Three new species Karanasa naumanni sp. nov.Kpardesi sp. nov. and Kpseudopamira sp. nov. (Nymphalidae), two new subspecies Karanasa pamira biocellata subsp. nov. (Nymphalidae) and Plebejus (Afarsiasieversii albolunulatus subsp. nov. (Lycaenidae) are described from Afghanistan. First occurrence records for this country are presented for 26 species: one species of Pieridae (Colias thisoa), fifteen species of Lycaenidae (Deudoryx epijarbasEveres diporaGlaucopsyche charybdisHyrcanana evansii, Iolana gigantea, Lycaena kasyapa, Plebejus ferganusPolyommatus amandusPdagmara, P. farazi, P. kogistanus, P. lehanus armatheus, P. miris, P. selma, and Turanana panaegides,) and ten species of Nymphalidae (Argynnis jainadeva, Coenonympha nolckeni, Hyponephele maureri, Melitaea balbina, Karanasa grumi, K. incerta, K. leechi, K. maureri, Satyrus alaica, and Sferula)

Keywords: Lepidoptera, distribution, new species, new subspecies, Palaearctic region, Rhopalocera

Karanasa pamira biocellata

Vadim Tshikolovets. 2017. New Taxa and New Records of Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae, Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae) from Afghanistan. Zootaxa.  4358(1); 107–124.  DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4358.1.4

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