Phengaris xiushani

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Phengaris xiushani
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Upperside
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Underside
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Phengaris
Species: P. xiushani
Binomial name
Phengaris xiushani
Wang & Settele, 2010

Phengaris xiushani is a species of butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is only known from Yunnan in China.

The forewing length is 21 mm for males. The female is similar, but slightly larger and the black margins of both wings are well developed.

The species occurs together with Phengaris atroguttata in one locality, which is probably their usual habitat within undisturbed forested mountains.

The habitat of Phengaris atroguttata and Phengaris xiushani in north-western Yunnan, alt. 2,800 meters

Etymology[edit]

The specific name refers to the beautiful mountain on the slopes of which it was found (Xiu-Shan in Chinese means “beautiful mountain”), and to Dr. Xiushan LI who brought the two authors of this description together and who has committed much of his life to research on ecology and conservation of butterflies.

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