Species first discovered in Hong Kong

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This list contains species first discovered in Hong Kong, with the endemic species asterisked.

Plants[edit]

Animals[edit]

Mammals[edit]

Amphibians[edit]

Reptile[edit]

Fish[edit]

Mollusca[edit]

  • Phyllodesmium opalescene
  • Chloritis hungerfordiana rufopila
  • Cryptosoma imperator
  • Kaliella hongkongensis
  • Macrochlamys discus
  • Macrochlamys nitidissma
  • Marcrocycloides crenulate
  • Microcystina schmackerina
  • Microcystina stenomphala
  • Sinoenna splendens hongkongensis
  • Tornatellira boeningi

Annelida[edit]

  • Aglaophamus toloensis Ohwada, 1992

Malacostraca[edit]

Decapoda[edit]

Tanaids[edit]

    • Pakistanapseudes toloensis (Bamber, 1997)

Isopoda[edit]

    • Allokepon sinensis (Danforth, 1972)
    • Anchiarthrus derelictus Markham, 1992
    • Apophrixus constrictus Markham, 1980B
    • Aporobopyrus enosteoidis (Markham, 1982)
    • Bopyrione longicapitata Markham, 1980
    • Bopyrione toloensis Markham, 1980
    • Dicropleon morator Markham, 1980
    • Hypocepon globosus Markham, 1992
    • Litobopyrus longicaudatus Markham, 1980B
    • Orbione penei Bonnier, 1900
    • Parabopyrella perplexa Markham, 1990B
    • Probopyria elliptica Markham, 1992
    • Probopyrus novempalensis Markham, 1980B
    • Progebiophilus sinicus Markham, 1980B
    • Pseudostegias dulcilacuum Markham, 1980B
    • Rhopalione sinensis Markham, 1990B
    • Stegophryxus minutus Markham, 1992
    • Tylokepon naxiae (Bonnier, 1900)
    • Colanthura daguilarensis Bamber, 2000
    • Dryadillo maculatus (Arcangeli, 1952B)
    • Exalloniscus rotundatus Taiti & Ferrara, 1986A
    • Burmoniscus ocellatus (Verhoeff, 1928D)
    • Dynoides daguilarensis Li 2000

Arachnida[edit]

Araneae[edit]

  • Gnaphosidae
    • Hongkongia wuae
  • Philodromidae
    • Thanatus hongkong Song, Zhu & Wu, 1997
  • Lycosidae
    • Pardosa pacata Fox, 1937
  • Hahniidae
    • Hahnia thortoni Brignoli, 1982 *
  • Amaurobiidae
    • Bifidocoelotes primus (Fox, 1937)*
  • Oxyopidae
    • Oxyopes daksina Sherriffs, 1955
  • Salticidae
    • Pseudamycus bicoronatus Simon, 1901 *
    • Pseudamycus relucens Simon, 1901 *
    • Pancorius hongkong Song et al., 1997 *
    • Bianor hongkong Song, Xie, Zhu, Wu, 1997 *
    • Langona hongkong Song, Xie, Zhu, Wu,1997 *
    • Habrocestum hongkongiensis Proszynski, 1992 *
    • Icius hongkong Song, Xie, Zhu, Wu, 1997 *
    • Nanthela hongkong (Song & Wu, 1997)
    • Portia orientalis Murphy & Murphy, 1983
    • Thiania inermis (Karsch, 1897)
  • Corinnidae
    • Castianeira hongkong Song, Zhu & Wu, 1997
  • Liphistiidae
    • Nanthela hongkong (Song and Wu, 1997)
  • Thomisidae
    • Mastira tegularis Xu, Han & Li, 2008 *
    • Massuria bellula Xu, Han & Li, 2008 *
    • Diaea simplex Xu, Han & Li, 2008 *
    • Lysiteles hongkong Song, Zhu & Wu, 1997
    • Ebrechtella hongkong (Song, Zhu & Wu, 1997)
Acari[edit]

Insects[edit]

Lepidoptera[edit]

Odonata[edit]

Ephemeroptera[edit]

Phasmatodea[edit]

  • Phasmatidae
    • Ramulus caii (Brock & Seow-Choen 2000)
    • Entoria victoria Brock & Seow-Choen, 2000*
  • Heteronemiidae
    • Phraortes stomphax (Westwood 1859)*
    • Sipyloidea shukayi Bi, Zhang & Lau, 2001*
    • Neohirasea hongkongensis Brock & Seow-Choen, 2000*
    • Macellina souchongia (Westwood, 1859)

Megaloptera[edit]

Coleoptera[edit]

Hymenoptera[edit]

Isoptera[edit]

  • Rhinotermitidae
    • Coptotermes hongkongensis Oshima, 1914
    • Coptotermes melanoistriatus Lau & He, 1995
  • Termitidae
    • Ahmaditermes choui Ping & Tong, 1989
    • Macrotermes planicapitatus Gao & Lau, 1996
    • Nasutitermes choui Ping & Xu, 1989
    • Nasutitermes dudgeoni Gao & Lam, 1986

Psocoptera[edit]

Diptera[edit]

  • Ceratopogonidae
    • Forcipomyia nanshengwei
    • Forcipomyia yuani
    • Forcipomyia fengjiensis
    • Forcipomyiia claris
    • Bezzia datana
    • Bezzia lujingi
    • Leptoconops hongkongensis
    • Dasyhelea abronica
  • Culicidae
    • Uranotaenia jacksoni Edwards, 1935
    • Uranotaenia macfarlanei Edwards,1914
    • Culex annulus Theobald, 1901
    • Culex infantulus Edwards,1922
    • Culex jacksoni Edwards,1934
    • Aedes macfarianei(Edwards),1914
    • Ficalbia jacksoni Mattingly, 1949
    • Anopheles minimus Theobald,1901
    • Anopheles maculatus Theobald,1901
  • Tachinidae
    • Peribaea hongkongensis Tachi & Shima, 2002

Hemiptera[edit]

  • Aleyrodidae
    • Paraleyrodes pseudonaranjae Martin, 2001
  • Aphididae
    • Aulacophoroides millettiae Qiao, Jiang & Martin, 2006
    • Toxoptera victroiae Martin, 1991
  • Coccidae
    • Cribropulvinaria tailungensis Hodgson & Martin, 2001
    • Fistulococcus pokfulamensis Hodgson & Martin, 2005
  • Miridae
    • Orientomiris sinicus (Walker),1873

Trichoptera[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

For the plants:

  • Hu Qi-ming ed., 2003. Rare and Precious Plants of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department; Friends of the Country Parks; Cosmos Books. October 2003 revised edition. ISBN 988-201-616-2.

For the animals:

  • Bai, H.Y. & Li, H.H., 2008, A review of the genus Gibbovalva (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae) from China. Oriental Insects 42: 317-326.
  • Bai, H.Y, Li, H.H. & Kendrick, R.C., 2009. Microlepidoptera of Hong Kong: Checklist of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera: Gracillarioidea). SHILAP Revista de lepidopterología 37 (148): 495-509.
  • Diakonoff, A., 1984. Synopsis and descriptions of new species of the South Asiatic Cochylinae (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), with an appendix. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden 58: 261-293. (including full text PDF)
  • Fibiger, M. 2008: Revision of the Micronoctuidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea). Part 2, Taxonomy of the Belluliinae, Magninae and Parachrostiinae. Zootaxa, 1867: 1-136. Abstract & excerpt
  • Fibiger, M. 2010: Revision of the Micronoctuidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea) Part 3, Taxonomy of the Tactusinae. Zootaxa, 2583: 1–119. Preview
  • Galsworthy, A.C., 1997. New and revised species of macrolepidoptera from Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Natural History Society. 21: 127-150, 25 figures, 1 plate.
  • Galsworthy, A.C., 1998a. Two new species of acontiines from Hong Kong (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Acontiinae). Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan 49: 30-32.
  • Galsworthy, A.C., 1998b. A new species of Pingasa (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Geometrinae) from Hong Kong. Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan 49: 104-106.
  • Galsworthy, A.C., 1999a. Two new species of Sauris (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Larentiinae) from Hong Kong. Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan 50: 35-37.
  • Galsworthy, A.C., 1999b. New and revised eupitheciine species (Geometridae, Larentiinae) from Hong Kong and South East Asia. Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan 50: 223-234
  • Inoue, H., 1996. Revision of the genus Palpita Hübner (Crambidae, Pyraustinae) from the Eastern Palaearctic, Oriental and Australian Regions. Part 1: Group A (annulifer Group). Tinea 15: 12-46.
  • Inoue, H., 1999. Revision of the genus Palpita Hübner (Crambidae, Pyraustinae) from the Eastern Palaearctic, Oriental and Australian Regions. Part 3: Additions and Corrections. Tinea 16: 52-60.
  • Lafontaine, J.D. & Fibiger, M. 2006: Revised higher classification of the Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera). Canadian Entomologist 138: 610-635. doi:10.4039/n06-012
  • Li, H., Zhang, Z. & Sinez, S.Y., 2012. Review of the genus Scaeosopha Meyrick, 1914 (Lepidoptera, Cosmopterigidae, Scaeosophinae) in the world, with descriptions of sixteen new species. Zootaxa 3322: 1-34. Preview
  • Li, H.H., Zhen, H., Kendrick, R.C. & Sterling, M.J., 2010. Microlepidoptera of Hong Kong: Taxonomic study on the genus Dichomeris Hübner, 1818, with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). SHILAP Revista de lepidopterología 38 (149): 67-89.
  • Sato, R., 1996. Six new species of the genus Psilalcis Warren (Geometridae, Ennominae) from Indo-Malayan region, with some taxonomic notes on the allied species. Tinea 15: 55-68.
  • Sato, R. & Galsworthy, A.C., 1998. Description of a new species of the genus Microcalicha Sato (Geometridae) from Hong Kong. Tinea 15: 240-242.
  • Wang, S. & Kendrick, R.C., 2009. Genus Stereodytis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae) of China, with descriptions of two new species. Entomologica Fennica 20: 186–190. abstract
  • Wang, S.X., Kendrick, R.C. & Sterling, P., 2009. Microlepidoptera of Hong Kong: Oecophoridae I: the genus Promalactis Meyrick. Zootaxa 2239: 31–44. [1] (abstract)
  • Yang, L., Li, H. & Kendrick, R.C., 2012. Taxonomic study of the genus Thisizima Walker, 1864 in China, with descriptions of two new species (Lepidoptera, Tineidae). ZooKeys 254: 109–120. doi:10.3897/zookeys.254.3952
  • Yu, G.Y. & Lau, C.S.K., 2001. A contribution to knowledge of the ladybirds of Hong Kong, with description of three new species (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Memoirs of the Hong Kong Natural History Society. 24: 147-179.

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