Barsura nubifascia

Volynkin, Anton V., Dubatolov, Vladimir V. & Kishida, Yasunori, 2017, Barsura Volynkin, Dubatolov & Kishida, gen. nov., with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae), Zootaxa 4299 (1), pp. -1--1: -1

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4299.1.2

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scientific name

Barsura nubifascia
status

 

Barsura nubifascia  ( Walker, [1865]), comb. nov.

( Figs 1–8View FIGURES 1 – 4View FIGURES 5 – 12, 34View FIGURES 34 – 37, 48View FIGURES 48 – 53)

Barsine nubifascia Walker, [1865]  1964, List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum 31: 251. (Type locality: “Darjeeling”).

= Barsine punctifascia Walker, 1869  , Characters of undescribed Lepidoptera Heterocera 1869: 9  (Type locality: not stated), syn. rev.

Type material examined. Syntype of Barsine nubifascia  ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 5 – 12): male, handwritten greyish label " Barsine nubifascia  " / handwritten greyish label "Sikkim, W.S. Atkinson 72-12" / round greyish label with a green ring "Type" / white printed label with QR-code "NHMUK010604288" (Coll. NHM); holotype of Barsine punctifascia  ( Fig. 6View FIGURES 5 – 12): ♀, handwritten greyish label "Type Barsine punctifascia  " / printed greyish label "Coll. Moore 91-127" / round greyish label with a green ring "Type" / white printed label with QR-code "NHMUK010604292" (Coll. NHM).

Additional material examined. 2 ♂, [NE India] Sikkim, Moore coll., slide BMNH (E) Arct- 6501m Volynkin (male) (Coll. NHM)  ; 1 ♀, [NE India, West Bengal] Darjeeling (F. Möller [leg.]) ( Coll. NHM), slide BMNH (E) Arct-6502f Volynkin (female)  ; 1 ♂, Murree , Harhold coll. (Coll. NHM)  ; 1 ♂, [NE India] Sikkim, O. Möller [leg.], Rothschild Bequest B.M. 1939-I. ( Coll. NHM)  ; 1 ♂, [NE India, West Bengal] Darjeeling , Moore coll. (Coll. NHM)  ; 1 ♀, [NE India, West Bengal] Darjeeling, Dr. Lidderdale [leg.] ( Coll. NHM)  ; 1 ♀, [NE India] Sikkim, 27.V. [18]89 (Coll. NHM)  ; 2 ♀, [N India, Himachal Pradesh] Dalhousie , NW Himalaya, Moore coll. (Coll. NHM)  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, [N India, Himachal Pradesh] India, Simla, 7000 ft., A.E. Jones [leg.], B.M. 1931-101 ( Coll. NHM)  ; 1 ♂, [N India, Himachal Pradesh] Punjab, Khyra Gully, Road to Rawalpindi , H. Roberts coll. (Coll. NHM)  ; 19 ♂, Nepal, Ganesh Himal, 2950 m, 7 km W Godlang , 85°14'E, 28°10'N, 20.IX.1995, leg. B. Herczig & Gy. M. László (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, Nepal, Ganesh Himal, 2200 m, 4 km SW Haku , 85°15.5'E, 28°06.5'N, 22.IX.1995, leg. B. Herczig & Gy. M. László (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 2 ♀ s, Nepal, Annapurna Himal, 1 km NW of Chitre , 2300 m, 83°41'E, 28°25.5N, 23.VII.1995, leg. Gy. M. László & G. Ronkay (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 male, Nepal, Mechi, Taplejung area, Kare Banjang , 2250, 87°56'E, 27°25'N, 02.XI.1996, leg. Gy. M. László & G. Ronkay, slide ZSM ArctGoogleMaps  . 29/ 2017m Volynkin (male) (Coll. MWM/ZSM); 4 ♂, Nepal, Annapurna Himal, between Nagethanti and Ghorepani , 2600 m, 83°42.5E, 28°23.5N, 24.VII.1995, leg. Gy. M. László & G. Ronkay (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 12 ♂, Nepal, Ganesh Himal, 3 km SE from Somdang , 25.VII. 1995, 3450 m (85°13'E, 28°11'N), leg. M.Hreblay & T. Csövári (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, Nepal, Lapchi Kang Range, 2 km SE of Tselaphu ( Pomfeadi ), 3500 m (86°11'E, 27°47'N), 13.IX.1995, leg. Chenga Sherpa (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, West Nepal, 20 km N of Dailekh , 3000 m, 3.VIII.1996, leg. Márton Hreblay & Beatrix Szin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 2 ♂, 2 ♀, Nepal, Annapurna Himal, Banthanti village , 2500 m, 83°43'E, 28°22.5'N, 25.VII.1995, leg. Gy. M. László & G. Ronkay (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 2 ♀, Nepal, Ganesh Himal, 2 km W of Thangjet , 17.X.1995, 2300 m, 85°17'E, 28°10'N,), leg. Hreblay & Bodi, ZSM ArctGoogleMaps  . 16/ 2017m Volynkin (male), ZSM Arct. 18/ 2017m Volynkin (female) (Coll. MWM/ZSM); 1 ♂, Nepal, 1850 m, Ganesh Himal, Kamalang , 27.X.1995, 85°11'E, 28°06'N, leg. Hreblay & Bodi (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♂, Nepal, Ganesh Himal, 2200 m, 4 km SW Haku , 85°15.5E, 28°06.5N, 22.IX.1995, leg. B. Herczig & Gy. M. László (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 7 ♂, Nepal, Koshi, Terhathum area above Gorja, Tshisopani , 2600 m, 87°37'E, 27°21'N, 20.X.1996, leg. Gy. M. László & G. Ronkay, slide ZSM ArctGoogleMaps  . 31/ 2017m Volynkin (male) (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); 7 ♂, 6 ♀, Nepal, Mechi, Taplejung area, 2 km E Hellok , 2600 m, 87°50'E, 27°28'N, 25.X.1996, leg. Gy. M.GoogleMaps 

László & G. Ronkay ( Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 2 ♂, Nepal, 3000 m, 4 km W of Kalinchok Peak , 7.VIII.1995, 86°01'E, 27°24'N, leg. M.Hreblay & T. Csövári (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 14 ♂, 2 ♀, Nepal, Ganesh Himal, 3 km NE of Sunpati , 2330 m, 13.VI.1993, leg. M. Hreblay & G. Csorba (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 male, Nepal, Annapurna Himal, Nangethanti , 2500 m, 83°43'E, 28°23'N, 4.X.1994, leg. Csorba & Ronkay, slide ZSM ArctGoogleMaps  . 23/ 2017m Volynkin (male); 5 ♂, Nepal, 2 km WNW of Muldi ( Murree ), 2200 m, 11.X.1995, 85°54'E, 27°20'N, leg. M. Hreblay & L. Bodi (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, Nepal, Ganesh Himal, 2720 m, above Nesim , 85°16'E, 28°08.5N, 21.IX.1995, leg. B. Herczig & Gy. M. László (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♂, 1 ♀, India, West Bengal, Darjeeling , 2000 m, 17– 22.VII.1989, leg. Dr. W. Thomas, (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, India, West Bengal, Darjeeling, Mangpu Road , 1800 m, 18.VI.1987, leg. Dr. W. Thomas, (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 63 ♂, 7 ♀, Pakistan, Kashmir, Himalaya Mts, 30 km N Murree, near Nathia Ghali , Ayubia village , 2600 m, 04–05.VIII.1998, leg. Z. Varga & G. Ronkay (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 15 ♂, 6 ♀, Pakistan, Prov. NW-Frontier [Khyber Pakhtunkhwa], 35 km N of Murree, Ayubia NP, 2300 m, 1.VIII.1998, leg. Tibor Csõvari & László Mikus, slide ZSM Arct  . 11/ 2017m Volynkin (male) (Coll. MWM/ZSM); 4 ♂, Pakistan, Kashmir, Himalaya Mts, Nathiagali , Baragali Campus , 2350 m, 73°21'51''E, 34°05'47''N, 24.VII.1998, leg. G. Csorba & L. Ronkay (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  . ZSM Arct. 18/2017f Volynkin.

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 13–14.5 mm in ♂ and 16–17 mm in ♀. Externally, the species ( Figs. 5–8View FIGURES 5 – 12) differs from other members of the B. nubifascia  species-group ( Figs. 9–16View FIGURES 5 – 12View FIGURES 13 – 19) by its less contrast and diffuse forewing pattern and intensive ochreous-yellow hindwings. The male genitalia ( Fig. 34View FIGURES 34 – 37) are close to those of B. clandestina  ( Fig. 35View FIGURES 34 – 37), but differ by the unilobe distal costal process, the much narrower ventral costal process, the narrower and longer distal saccular process, presence of numerous thorns on aedeagus carinal plate, a larger number of cornuti in the subbasal ventral diverticulum, the much larger lateral cornuti, and absence of a long distal cornutus. The female genitalia ( Fig. 48View FIGURES 48 – 53) differ clearly from those of all other congeners ( Figs 49–54View FIGURES 48 – 53View FIGURES 54 – 59) by the long and relatively narrow ductus bursae and the very large lateral sclerotized lobes of corpus bursae.

Distribution. The species is widespread in the Himalayan Region: Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir), Nepal, NW, N and E India (Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, north of West Bengal, Sikkim).

NHM

University of Nottingham

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Barsura

Loc

Barsura nubifascia

Volynkin, Anton V., Dubatolov, Vladimir V. & Kishida, Yasunori 2017
2017
Loc

Barsine punctifascia

Walker 1869
1869
Loc

Lepidoptera

Heterocera 1869: 9
1869
Loc

Barsine nubifascia

Walker 1865
1865