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Taxonomy | Erebidae | Arctiinae | Lithosiini | "Miltochrista alikangiae"

more "progress" - this time another commonly observed taxon in Hong Kong that has been attributed to the species alikangiae Strand, 1917, until recently in Lyclene and latterly of Miltochrista

There is a recent paper that looks at the alikangiae species group - Volynkin & Černý, 2020 (most of which can be seen on Zenodo - that places this group into a newly described genus: Huangilene. So we now have to refer the Hong Kong taxon to the genus Huangilene. So far, so good. Even I can manage that!

Now is where it pays to be a bit more attentive.
The abstract of Volynkin & Černý, 2020, is as follows (my paragraph formatting to make it easier to follow, with figure numbers from the paper's illustrations (added at the ...more ↓

Posted on March 06, 2021 12:57 by hkmoths hkmoths | 2 comments | Leave a comment
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