Dahira svetsinjaevae Brechlin, 2006. In: Brechlin & Melichar, 2006, Nachr. ent. Ver. Apollo (N.F.) 27(4): 207. Type locality: China, Guangxi, Dayao Shan, Jinxiu, 100km SE Liuzhou, 24°06'N 110°10'E, 1200m.
Similar to Dahira obliquifasciata but immediately distinguishable from that, and all other species of Dahira, by the almost uniform bright orange ground colour of the underside of forewings and hindwings with poorly contrasting pale brown marginal bands and a strongly contrasting black forewing discal area.
In the male genitalia, gnathos strong, massive and pointed. Harpe broad at base, then tapering and slightly curved dorsally. Aedeagus similar to Dahira obliquifascia.
China: 15-30.iii (Dayao Shan).
Larval hostplants. Unknown.
China: Guangxi (Guangxi, Dayao Shan, Jinxiu (100km SE Liuzhou, 24°06'N 110°10'E), 1200m).
Guangxi, China. Possibly also Arunachal Pradesh, India (Haxaire, Melichar & Manjunatha, 2021).
Holarctic; eastern Palaearctic region. Pleistocene refuge: Monocentric -- Yunnan refugium.