Barsine mesomene Volynkin, Černý & Huang

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: 19-20

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Barsine mesomene Volynkin, Černý & Huang
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Barsine mesomene Volynkin, Černý & Huang  , sp. n.

( Figs 71–77View FIGURES 71–85, 182, 183View FIGURES 180–183, 242, 243View FIGURES 240–245)

Type material. Holotype ( Figs 71View FIGURES 71–85, 182View FIGURES 180–183): ♂, Thailand, Changwat Nan, 25 km N of Bo Luang , 1150 m, 11.XI.1999, leg. Márton Hreblay, slide MWM 33619View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM). 

Paratypes: INDIA: 1 ♂, NE India, W Meghalaya, Umran , 33 km N Shillong, 26°06’N, 92°23’E, 800 m, 14–23.VII.1997, leg. Sinjaev & Afonin, slide MWM 33610View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; MYANMAR: 10 ♂, Myanmar (Burma), 50 km E Putao env. Nan Thi village , 950 m, 11–16.V.1998, leg. Murzin & Sinjaev, slides MWM 31737View Materials (♂), MWM 33622View Materials (♂) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; CHINA: 1 ♀, altitude 1080m, 1.V.2018, Mts. Dawei, Pingbian Miao Autonomous County, Honghe Hani & Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, P. R. China, leg. Si-yao Huang, Zhou Chang & Tian-tian Yu (Coll. SCAU)  ; 3 ♂, 1 ♀, same locality, but altitude 1700m, 19.VIII.2018, leg. Si-yao Huang & Zhou Chang (Coll. SCAU)  ; THAILAND: 2 ♂, 1 ♀, Thailand, Chiang Mai Chang Wat , 6 km SE of Pang Faen, 1100 m, 16.IX.1999, leg. A. Szabo & Zita (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♀, Thailand, Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Nan, 30 km E of Pua, 1700 m, 22–23.IX.1999, leg. A. Szabo & Zita (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 2 ♂, 2 ♀, Thailand, Chiang Mai, Mt. Doi Inthanon, Nat. Park , 2300 m, 17–18.IX.1999, leg. A. Szabo & Zita, slide MWM 33620View Materials (♀) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Thailand , Changwat Chiang Mai, 6 km SE of Pang Faen, 1100 m, 16.IX.1999, leg. A. Szabo & Zita (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 2 ♂, same locality, but 09.VII.2001, leg. Hentschel, Petrányi (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, Thailand, Chiang Mai prov., Doi Inthanon National Park, km 43.5 road (N of) Chon Thong—Summit , 5.5 km above checkpoint 2, 2050 m, lower montane forest, 15–21.XI.1998, leg. Dr. Ronald Brechlin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 7 ♂, 3 ♀, Thailand , Changwat Chiang Mai, Mt. Doi Inthanon, NP, 2300 m, 17.X.2000, leg. local collector (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 3 ♂, 3 ♀, Thailand, Mt. Doi Phahompok, 14 km NW of Fang, 1700 m, 16.X.2000, leg. local collector, slides MWM 31689View Materials (♂), MWM 31690View Materials (♀), MWM 33618View Materials (♂) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, Thailand , Changwat Nan, 30 km E of Pua, 1700 m, 14–15.IX.1999, leg. A. Szabo & Zita (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, 2 ♀, Thailand , Changwat Nan, 25 km N of Bo Luang, 1150 m, 11.XI.1999, leg. Márton Hreblay (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, Thailand , Changwat Nan, 22 km N of Bo Luang, 1100 m, 18–19.VI.1998, leg. István Soós & Attila Szabó (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♀, Thailand , Changwat Nan, 5 km N of Bo Luang, 1000 m, 12.XI.1999, leg. Márton Hreblay (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, [East] Thailand, [Nakhon Ratchasima prov.] Ko- rat [Khorat] Plateau, Korat , 14°48´N, 102°07´E, VIII.1996, leg. Steinke & Lehmann (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; LAOS: 4 ♂, 1 ♀, Laos, Phu Soai Dao , 1250 m, VI.1996, leg. Steinke & Lehmann (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♀, Laos, Phu Soai Dao , 650 m, VI.1996, leg. Steinke & Lehmann (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, 17–28.VIII.2017, South Laos, Champasak prov., 27 km ENE of Pakse, near Tad Fane waterfall, N15°11’01.1’’ E106°07’40.5’’, 950 m, border of primary forest, A.V. Volynkin & M.S. Ivanova leg. (Coll. CAV)  ; 1 ♂, SE [N] Laos, Pak Gaeng Noi , Louang Prabang, 1200 m, 19°27.364’N 102°25.19E, 26–27.V.2013, leg. T. Ihle, slide AV1804GoogleMaps  ♂ Volynkin ( Coll. CKC)  ; 2 ♂, Laos, prov. Khammouane, Khoun Ngeun, Sala Viewpoint , 480 m, 104°29’E 18°10.7’N, 30–31.V.2014, leg. K. Černý, slide AV1803GoogleMaps  ♂ Volynkin ( Coll. CKC)  ; 1 ♂, Laos , 1300m, prov. Luang Prabang, 20°33’48’’N 102°13’51’’E, 23–24.IV.2017, leg. K. Černý (Coll. CKC)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀, Laos , prov. Phongsali, 5 km N Ban Yo, 890 m, 21°31’N 101°07’E, 27.IV.2017, leg. K. Černý (Coll. CKC)GoogleMaps  ; VIETNAM: 14 ♂, 3 ♀, North Vietnam, Tam Dao , (secondary forest), 60 NW Hanoi, 1200 m, 21.34´N, 105.20´E, 01–05.V.1993, leg. Sinjaev & Simonov, slides ZSM Arct. 06/2017  ♂, ZSM Arct. 07/2017  ♀ Volynkin ( Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, N Vietnam, Cuc. Phuong , 60 km SW Hanoi, 20.15´N, 105.20´E, 18.XI.–03.XII. 1992, 400 m, leg. Sinjaev & Simonov, ex coll. A. Schintlmeister (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 2 ♀, [N. Vietnam], Tam Dao , 60 NW Hanoi, 21.34´N, 105.20´E, 1200 m, 01.–15.XI.1992, secondary forest, leg. Sinjaev & Simonov, ex coll. A. Schintlmeister (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 2 ♂, North Vietnam, Tam Dao , (secondary for- est), 60 NW Hanoi, 1200 m, 21.34´N, 105.20´E, 1–5.V.1993, leg. Sinjaev & Simonov, slide ZSM Arct. 05/2017  ♂ Volynkin ( Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 2 ♀, Vietnam, Prov. Vinh Phu, Tam Dao , 60 km NW Hanoi, 950-1200 m, 23°34´N, 105°20E, VI.1994, leg. Sinjaev V. & Simonov (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♀, N Vietnam, Tam Dao , 60 NW Hanoi, 950 m, (21.34´N, 105.20´E), 17.X.1994, leg. V. Sinjaev (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, North Vietnam, Mai-chau , 25 km S Moc-chau, 1400m, 20.50´N, 104.40´E, 14–18.XI.1994, leg. V. Sinjaev (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 2 ♀, N Vietnam, 1600 m, Mt. Fan-si-pan ( North ), Cha-pa , primary forest, 22.17´´N 103.44´´E, 25–30.III.1995, leg. V. Sinjaev & A. Schintlmeister (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 2 ♂, 4 ♀, North Vietnam, Tam Dao , 60 NW Hanoi, 950 m, (21.34´N, 105.20´E), 17.X.1994, leg. V. Sinjaev (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♀, [N] Vietnam, Prov. Ninh-Binh, Res. Cuc-Phüöng : Dang , tropi- cal rainforest / 200 m, at light, 14.X.1963, T. Pócs (Coll. CKC)  ; 3 ♂, 5 ♀, S Vietnam, Bach-Ma Nat. Park , 1200 m, 16°10´N, 107°54´E, 26.VII.–06.VIII.1996, leg. Sinjaev & Afonin, ex coll. A. Schintlmeister (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, S Vietnam, Plato Tay Nguyen, Mt. Ngoc Linh , 900–1400 m, 15°02´N, 107°59´E, 10–25.VIII.1996, leg. Sinjaev & Afonin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, South Vietnam, Bao Loc (secondary forest), Rung Cat Tien , 1500 m, (11.32´N, 107.48´E), 10–20.XII.1992, leg. Sinjaev & Simonov, (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, S Vietnam, Da Lat, Datan La , 1380 m, 11°54’10.6’’N 108°26’0.59’’E, 29.IX.2013, leg. K. Černý, slide AV1800GoogleMaps  ♂ Volynkin ( Coll. CKC)  .

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 10–11.5 mm in males (10 mm in the holotype) and 11.5–12.5 mm in females. The newspecies is a closest relative of B. amaculata  , from which it differs externally by the pale yellowish wing coloration (that is creamy white in B. amaculata  ), the longer dentation of postmedial line, and the presence of a postmedial transverse line of hindwing. The male genitalia of B. mesomene  sp. n. differ from those of B. amaculata  by the more robust distal costal process (that is thin, needle-like in B. amaculata  ), the shorter distal section of valva, the shorter distal saccular process, the larger ventral diverticulum with strong granulation, and the presence of a medial row of cornuti in vesica. The female genitalia of B. mesomene  sp. n. differ from those of B. amaculata  by the narrower antrum, the larger corpus bursae and the larger appendix bursae.

Distribution. North-East India (Meghalaya), North Myanmar (Kachin), South-West China (Yunnan), North and East Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.

Etymology. Mesomene is the goddess of the waxing moon in Greek mythology.

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Barsine