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Lycaena dabrerai Bálint, 1996

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Lycaena dabrerai Bálint, 1996: 237.
Type locality: Mongolia, Bajanchongor aimak, Cagan Bogd ul, Tooroin bulag 13 km E of frontier guard office Cagan-bulag, 1500 m
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


The species is known from the southern slopes of the Mongolian Altai and the Dzhungarian Gobi desert (Yakolev 2012).


The species is similar to Lycaena splendens (Staudinger, 1881), but differs in the hindwings, where the black spots are strongly reduced, especially on the underside. In the male genitalia, the uncus is slender and the juxta shorter (Bozano & Weidenhoffer 2001).

Worth knowing:


Bálint, Z. 1996. Lycaena dabrerai, a new copper species from the Transaltai Gobi, Mongolia (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae, Lycaenini). Linneana Belgica 15 (6): 237 – 241.
Bozano, G. C. & Z. Weidenhoffer 2001. Guide to the Butterflies of the Palaearctic Region. Lycaenidae I, Subfamily Lycaeninae. Omnesa Artes, Milano, 62 pp.
Yakolev, R. V. 2012. Checklist of Butterflies (Papilionoidea) of the Mongolian Altai Mountains, including descriptions of new taxa. Nota lepidopterologica 35 (1): 51-96.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2016.10.26
Kurz Michael: 2016.10.27
not reviewed