Barsine subzebrina Volynkin & Černý, 2018

Volynkin, Anton V., Černý, Karel & Huang, Si-Yao, 2019, A review of the Barsine hypoprepioides (Walker, 1862) species-group, with descriptions of fifteen new species and a new subspecies (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae), Zootaxa 4618 (1), pp. 1-82: 7-8

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Barsine subzebrina Volynkin & Černý, 2018


Barsine subzebrina Volynkin & Černý, 2018 

( Figs 7–9View FIGURES 4–18, 153View FIGURES 152–155, 223View FIGURES 222–227)

Barsine subzebrina Volynkin & Černý, 2018  , Zootaxa, 4402 (2): 341, figs 6–12, 31–34, 43 (Type locality: “ Nepal, Annapurna Himal, valley of Kali Gandaki, 1300 m, near Tatopani”).

Type material examined. Holotype ( Figs 7View FIGURES 4–18, 153View FIGURES 152–155): ♂, Nepal, Annapurna Himal, valley of Kali Gandaki, 1300 m,  near Tatopani, 83°39’E, 28°29’N, 20.VI.1996, leg. Gy. M. László & G. Ronkay, slide MWM 33545View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); Paratypes: 76 ♂ and 28 ♀ from Nepal, India and Myanmar listed by Volynkin & Černý (2018b) (Colls MWM/ ZSM, CKC)  .

Diagnosis. The species significantly varies in size (forewing length is 9–11 mm in males and 10–12 mm in females). B. subzebrina  has no significant external differences from its closest relative B. zebrina  and can be separated from it by the genitalia structures. The male genitalia of B. subzebrina  are similar to those of B. zebrina  , but differ by the larger medial costal process, narrower distal costal process with much longer apico-lateral projection, narrower basal lobe of sacculus with evenly curved dorsal margin armed with larger dens, whereas in B. zebrina  the medial costal process is smaller, the distal costal process is broader and has much smaller or absent apico-lateral projection, the basal lobe of sacculus is larger, trigonal, armed with smaller dens. The female genitalia of the two species are very similar, but in B. subzebrina  the postvaginal plate is narrower, V-like, and the antrum has a deep concavity, whereas in B. zebrina  the postvaginal plate is significantly broader, more or less T-like, and the antrum has no concavity.

Distribution. Bhutan ( Hampson 1900, as zebrina  ), Central and Eeast Nepal, NE India (Sikkim, Meghalaya), North Myanmar (Kachin) ( Volynkin & Černý 2018b).


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