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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2019-11-28
Page range: 296–300
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A new subspecies of Araragi panda Hsu & Chou (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Theclini) from Sichuan, western China

Department of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan 116, R. O. C.
Chongqing Natural History Museum, Chongqing 400700, P. R. China.
Lepidoptera hairstreak Cyclocarya paliurus Theclini Theclinae hostplant


Araragi panda sichuanensis Hsu & Li, subsp. nov. (Theclinae: Theclini) is described from Baoxing, Sichuan Province of western China, the type locality of the Giant Panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca. The present article also clarifies the identity of the hostplant for A. panda previously mis-identified. It should be the wheel wingnut (Cyclocarya paliurus) instead of the iron walnut (Juglans sigllata) recorded in literature. C. paliurus is sometimes called “the Giant Panda in plant kingdom” in China.



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