Rhodoprasina mateji Brechlin & Melichar, 2006. Nachr. entomol. Ver. Apollo (N.F.) 27(3): 153. Type locality: China, Hubei, Daba Shan, Songluohe, 31°37'N, 110°33'E, 1300-1800m.
Note. Although very limited at the moment, barcoding results indicate that Rhodoprasina winbrechlini Brechlin, 1996, Rhodoprasina corolla Cadiou & Kitching, 1990, and Rhodoprasina mateji Brechlin & Melichar, 2006 may be variants of the same species (Ian Kitching, pers. obs. 2008).
Males with characteristically long antennae, which extend beyond the forewing discal spot, a feature it shares with R. corolla Cadiou & Kitching, 1990 and R. winbrechlini Brechlin, 1996. Forewing matt green, without the bluish tint of R. corolla or R. winbrechlini. Apex of forewing markedly hooked. Red of hindwing upperside confined to the basal third.
China: iv (Hubei).
Larval hostplants. Unknown, but the related R. floralis (Butler) from northern India has been recorded from Acer campbelli (Aceraceae) (Fellowes-Manson, 1906).
China: Hubei (Songluohe, Daba Shan, 1300-1800m).
So far, only known from Hubei, China.