Tuesday, February 11, 2020

[Entomology • 2020] Sovia liuzihaoi • A New Species of the Genus Sovia Evans, 1949 (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae) from South Central Yunnan, China

Sovia liuzihaoi Huang & Fan

in Huang, Wang & Fan, 2020. 

A new species of the genus Sovia Evans, 1949, viz. Sovia liuzihaoi Huang & Fan sp. nov. is described from Mt. Ailao, Xinping Yi and Dai Autonomous County, representing a remarkable geographically southward extension of this genus in Yunnan Province, Southwestern China. In general appearance S. liuzihaoi Huang & Fan sp. nov. resembles S. separata magna (Evans, 1932), but in our molecular phylogenetic analyses, this species is clustered with S. lii Xue, 2015. The adults and male genitalia of the new species and related species are illustrated.

Keywords: Lepidoptera, Aeromachini, Hesperiinae, taxonomy, molecular phylogeny

Sovia liuzihaoi Huang & Fan sp. nov.

Si-Yao Huang, Xin-Yue Wang and Xiao-Ling Fan. 2020. A New Species of the Genus Sovia Evans, 1949 from South Central Yunnan, China (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae) Zootaxa. 4731(4); 565–573.  DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4731.4.9