Barsura simplicifascia ( Elwes, 1890 )

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 simplicifascia ( Elwes, 1890 )
status

stat. nov.

Barsura simplicifascia ( Elwes, 1890)  , stat. nov.

( Figs. 17–19View FIGURES 13 – 19, 39View FIGURES 38 – 41, 52View FIGURES 48 – 53)

Lyclene simplicifascia Elwes, 1890  , Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1890: 389, pl. 32, fig. 19 (Type locality: “at Darjeeling, on Tonglo, also on the top of the Rishilah in West Bhotan”).

Type material examined. Lectotype ♀ (designated by Hampson 1900): greyish label " Sikkim [printed], 7000 ft., Aug. 1889 [handwritten], H.J. Elwes [printed]" / handwritten greyish label " Lyclene simplicifascia Elwes  type " / printed greyish ring label with a red ring " Type " / handwritten greyish label " Unnamed native coll. Moore, B. M. coll. male, from Darj. " / printed greyish label " Collectio H.J. Elwes" / printed greyish label " Rothschild Bequest B.M. 1939-I. " / white printed label with QR-code " NHMUK 010604294View Materials " (Coll. NHM). 

Additional material examined. 1 ♂, Sikkim, H.J. Elwes, 84-136, slide BMNH (E) Arct- 6503m Volynkin (male) (Coll. NHM)  ; 1 ♀, [NE India] Sikkim, VII.1909, F. Möller, 1910-140 (Coll. NHM)  ; 1 ♀, [NE India] Sikkim, Möller, 1887 ( Coll. NHM)  ; 1 ♀, [NE India] Sikkim, Möller, 1888 ( Coll. NHM)  ; 1 ♀, [NE India] Sikkim, O. Möller, 7000 ft. ( Coll. NHM)  ; 1 ♀, [W Bhutan] Rishilah , 15.VIII. [18]86 (Coll. NHM)  ; 1 ♀, [NE India] Tonglo , Sikkim, 10 000 feet, VII.1886, H.J. Elwes, slide BMNH (E) Arct-6504f Volynkin (female) (Coll. NHM)  ; 1 ♀, [N India, Himachal Pradesh] Kulu distr. ( Coll. NHM)  ; 9 ♀, [ China, Xizang, Yadong County] Yatung, Tibet, A.E. Hobson , 98-201 ( Coll. NHM)  ; 65 ♀, Nepal, Ganesh Himal, 3 km SE from Somdang , 25.VII. 1995, 3450 m (85°13'E, 28°11'N), leg. M.Hreblay & T. Csövári, slide ZSM ArctGoogleMaps  . 19/2017f Volynkin (female) ( Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 6 ♀, 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  ; 2 ♂, 23 ♀, Nepal, 3160 m, 6 km W of Kalinchok Peak , 6.VIII.1995, 86°01'E, 27°24'N, leg. M.Hreblay & T. Csövári, slides ZSM ArctGoogleMaps  .145/ 2017m, ZSM Arct.146/ 2017m Volynkin (males) (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); 9 ♀, Nepal, Ganesh Himal, 3150 m, Gothen village , 85°12'E, 28°09'N, 15.IX.1995, leg. B. Herczig & Gy. M. László (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 25 ♀, Nepal, Ganesh Himal, 2520 m, near Godlang , 85°17'E, 28°10'N, 13.IX.1995, leg. B. Herczig & Gy. M. László (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀, 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 ♀, Nepal, Ganesh Himal, 2 km W of Thangjet , 21.VII.1995, 2300 m, 85°17'E, 28°10'N,), leg. M.Hreblay & T. Csövári (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 3 ♀, East Nepal, Deorali Danda, 1 km NE of Chitre , 3060 m, 9.VIII.2000, leg. Csövári & Hreblay (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♀, 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  ; Nepal, Ganesh Himal, 2 km S from Somdang, vall. of Mailung Kh. Riv. , 3030 m, 22.IX.1995, leg. Lajos Németh (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 2 ♀, Nepal, 1615 m, Taplejung Area, Shimbu ( Pakora ), 11.X.1994, lg. M. Hreblay & T. Csövári (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♀, Nepal, Tanaboun distr., Baisakhe Ghat, 10 km W Duleguunda , 630 m, 10.X.1994, leg. Csorba & Ronkay (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 4 ♀, 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  ; 2 ♀, Nepal, Ganesh Himal, 2420 m, 2 km W Gholjong , 85°18'E, 28°11'N, leg. B. Herczig & Gy. M. László (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  .

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 14–15 mm in males and 15–17 mm in females. The forewing pattern of the species is similar to that of the B. nubifascia  species-group, but the forewing ground color is bright pale yellow, the spots are reduced and the subterminal shadow is presented as a narrow diffuse curved band. The male genitalia is very similar to B. umbrifera  , but differ by the broader distal costal process with a more arcuate dorsal margin, the basally broader claw-like ventral costal process directed ventrally (whereas in B. umbrifera  the ventral costal process is almost straight and directed apically), and the larger cornuti in the carinal plate and the ventral subbasal diverticulum. The female genitalia differ clearly from those of two other species of the B. simplifascia  speciesgroup and is more similar to those of the B. nubifascia  species-group, from which it differs mainly by the antevaginal plate shape (see the diagnosis of the species-group).

Distribution. Northern and eastern India (north of West Bengal, Sikkim), Bhutan, China (Tibet).

Note. The species was treated as a synonym of B. nubifascia  by Hampson (1900).

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

NHM

University of Nottingham

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Barsura

Loc

Barsura simplicifascia ( Elwes, 1890 )

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

Lyclene simplicifascia

Elwes 1890
1890