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Published: 2018-09-26

Rediscovery of an elusive species, Halpe sikkima Moore, 1882 (Hesperiidae, Hesperiinae) from Hainan, China

School of Food and Bioengineering, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, No. 5 Dongfeng Road, Zhengzhou, Henan, 450002, P. R. China
Haikou Cigar Research Institute, Haikou, Hainan, 571100, P. R. China
Hainan Wuzhishan National Nature Reserve Administration, Wuzhishan, Hainan, 572200, P. R. China
School of Food and Bioengineering, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, No. 5 Dongfeng Road, Zhengzhou, Henan, 450002, P. R. China
Lepidoptera Hesperiidae Hesperiinae


Almost 70 years after its first record from Hainan by Evans in 1949, the second specimen of Halpe sikkima Moore, 1882 was found on the island. The male genitalia of this species are illustrated and re-described. The COI sequence is published for the first time.



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