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Author(s): Bálint, Zs. & Benyamini, D.
Title: Taxonomic notes, faunistics and species descriptions of the austral South American polyommatine lycaenid genus Pseudolucia (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae): the chilensis and collina species-groups
Year: 2001
Publication date: 2001-11-30
Volume: 93
Pages: 107-149.

Abstract: The chilensis and the collina species-groups of the polyommatine lycaenid genus Pseudolucia Nabokov 1945 occurring in austral South America (Chile and Argentina only) are reviewed. Two species, P. oraria sp. n. (type locality: Chile, Pan de Azucar, Atacama Pacific coast) and P. ugartei sp. n. (type locality: Chile, Cuesta la Dormida) are described. For taxonomic stability a neotype for Lycaena collina Philippi 1859 is designated. It is demonstrated that, historically, the species name collina has been misinterpreted, with Pseudolucia collina auct. now needing a scientific name (introduced here as Pseudolucia dubi sp. n. [type locality: Chile, Coquimbo, Choapa, 55 km S of Salamanca, Batuco]). The taxon Cherchiella scintilla Balletto 1993 is reviewed and proved to be not synonymous with P. kinbote Bálint et Johnson 1995 but, instead, related to P. shapiroi Bálint et Johnson 1995 (thus Pseudolucia kinbote status revised). A key for all the species based on appended taxonomic characters is provided, along with data on geographic distribution, larval foodplants, life histories and behaviour. With 60 figures.
Keywords: Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Polyommatini, Cuscutaceae, Polygonaceae, Portulacaceae, Andes
Subject: entomology

Journal: Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici
Journal abbreviation: Annls hist.-nat. Mus. nat. hung.
ISSN: 0521-4726
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Matskási, I. & Merkl, O.