Cyana quadrinotata ( Walker, 1869 )

Singh, Navneet, Volynkin, Anton V., Kirti, Jagbir Singh, Datta, Harvinder Singh & Ivanova, Maria S., 2020, A review of the genus Cyana Walker, 1854 from India, with descriptions of five new species and three new subspecies (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae: Lithosiini), Zootaxa 4738 (1), pp. 1-93: 24-25

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Cyana quadrinotata ( Walker, 1869 )
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Cyana quadrinotata ( Walker, 1869) 

( Figs 58–62View FIGURES 52–67, 188, 189View FIGURES 188–190, 256View FIGURES 252–257)

Bizone quadrinotata Walker, 1869  , Characters of undescribed Lepidoptera Heterocera  : 90 (Type locality: not stated).

= Bizone pallens Butler, 1877  , Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1877: 338 (Type locality: “Moulmein, Silhet, North India ”).

= alborosea  auct.

Type material examined. Lectotype of Bizone quadrinotata  (designated herein) ( Fig. 58View FIGURES 52–67): ♂, handwritten label “ Bizone quadrinotata  ” / handwritten round label “243” / green round label / “Brit. Mus. 1935- (printed) 288 (handwritten)” / printed round label with a green circle “Type” / printed label with a unique identifier “NHMUK010597934” (Coll. NHMUK); lectotype of Bizone pallens  (designated herein) ( Fig. 59View FIGURES 52–67): ♀, handwritten label “E. Indies. [S Myanmar, Mawlamyine] Moulmein 43–43.” / handwritten label “ B. pallens Butler  Type” / printed round label with a red circle “Type H.T.” / printed label with a unique identifier “NHMUK010597935” (Coll. NHMUK).

Other material examined. WEST BENGAL: 1 ♂, Darjeeling, Dr. Lidderdale 79–54 (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 1 ♂, India W.B., Darjeeling, Pashok , 850 m, 4.VII.1986, leg. Dr. W. Thomas (Coll. MWM / ZSM)  ; 5 ♂, India WB, 850m, Darjeeling Pashok , 29.III.1986, leg. W. Thomas, coll. Dr. W. Thomas, Mus. Witt, München (Coll. MWM / ZSM)  ; 10 ♂, India W.B., Manjitar , 650 m, 19.VII.1989, leg. Dr. W. Thomas, slide MWM 34402View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)  ; 19 ♂, India WB, 650 m, Darjeeling Manjitar , 31.III.–1.IV.1986, leg. W. Thomas, coll. Dr. W. Thomas, Mus. Witt, München, slide MWM 34400View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, India W.B., vic. of Darjeeling, above Sukhna, Lf. , 9.VIII.1989, leg. Dr. W. Thomas (Coll. MWM / ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, India WB, 700 m, Darjeeling Mangpu , 1.IV.1986, leg. W. Thomas, coll. Dr. W. Thomas, Mus. Witt, München (Coll. MWM / ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, India WB, 650 m, Darjeeling Rambi , 28.III.1986, leg. W. Thomas, coll. Dr. W. Thomas, Mus. Witt, München (Coll. MWM / ZSM)  ; ASSAM: 1 ♀, Assam: Shillong, H.M. Parish (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 1 ♂, Assam, W.F. Badgley, VII, 1906–105 (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 1 ♂, NE India, Assam, Nameri Nat. Park , 40 km N Tezpur, 150 m, 27°20’N, 93°15’E, 24.VII–2.VIII.1997, leg. Sinjaev & Murzin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 13 ♂, NE India, Assam, Nambor Reserve Forest, Garampani , h= 100 m, 26°30’N, 93°56’E, 21–29.XI.1997, leg. V. Siniaev & M. Murzin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, NE India, Assam, Kaziranga Wild Life, Pan Bari Reserve Forest , 26°45’N, 93°10’E, 100 m, 12–21.XI.1997, leg. V. Siniaev & M. Murzin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; MEGHALAYA: 1 ♂, Assam, 5000 ft., Shillong , 16.X.1924, Fletcher coll. (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 1 ♂, Khasis , VI.1891, Nat. Coll. (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 1 ♂, Khasis. Nat. Coll. (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 1 ♂, Khasis 97–164, slide BMNH(E) Arct. -4812 (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 43 ♂, 14 ♀, NE India, W Meghalaya, Umran , 33 km N Shillong, 26°06’N, 92°23’E, 800 m, 14–23.VII.1997, leg. Sinjaev & Afonin, slides MWM 34401View Materials (♂), MWM 34550View Materials (♀), MWM 34551View Materials (♀) Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, Meghalaya, Nehu , 8.IX.2015, (Coll. Devinder Pal Singh)  ; 1 ♂, Megha- laya, Cherrapunji , 5.IX.2014, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)  ; MIZORAM: 1 ♂, Mizoram, Zamuang , 13.IX.2016, leg. Harsimranjeet Singh (Coll. NZCZSI)  ; 1 ♂, Mizoram, Thenzawl , 6.IV.2017, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)  ; 1 ♂, Mizoram, Serchip , 8.IV.2017, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)  ; 1 ♂, Mizoram, Serchip , 9.IV.2017, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)  ; 1 ♂, Mizoram, Reiek , 19.IV.2017, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)  ; 2 ♂, Mizoram , Cham- phai, 18.IV.2017, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)  ; NAGALAND: 2 ♂, Naga Hills, 2500–5000 ft., IX–X.1889, W. Doherty (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 1 ♀, Naga Hills, 5500–7000 ft., IX–X.1889, W. Doherty (Coll. NHMUK)  . 1 ♂, Naga- land, Kohima , 23.IV.2017, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)  .

Remark. In the original description, Walker (1869) did not mention a number of specimens, therefore the existence of syntypes is probable. Butler (1877) described Bizone pallens  based on a series of specimens from several localities. To avoid any confusion in the future, here we designate the specimens deposited in the NHMUK collection and labeled as “Type”s as lectotype.

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 10.5–11 mm in males and 11.5–12.5 mm in females. The species varies in its size and width of forewing transverse lines. Nevertheless, its male genitalia are uniform throughout its range. Male of C. quadrinotata  resembles externally that of C. dudgeoni  , but differs by its smaller size, more rounded forewing apex, and S-like curved antemedial line (that is straight in C. dudgeoni  ). Female of C. quadrinotata  is very similar to that of C. catorhoda  , and differs by its slightly S-like curved postmedial line. The male genital capsule of C. quadrinotata  resembles that of C. catorhoda  , but differs by the presence of lateral lobes of vinculum, and the broader valva with shorter distal section. The aedeagus of C. quadrinotata  is slightly longer and narrower in C. catorhoda  . The vesica of C. quadrinotata  differs clearly from that of C. catorhoda  by the long, narrow and granulated dorsal diverticulum (whereas in C. catorhoda  the dorsal diverticulum is broad and globular and bears a broad cluster of spone-like cornuti), and the presence of a distal cluster of spine-like cornuti (absent in C. catorhoda  ). The female genitalia of C. quadrinotata  differ from those of C. catorhoda  by the laterally prominent sclerotized posterior section of corpus bursae, and the presence of only signum surrounded by an area of granulation (whereas in C. catorhoda  there are one round and one band-like signa).

Distribution. North East India (Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh) ( Hampson 1900; Singh et al. 2014, partly as alborosea  ), Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, S China ( Fang 2000, as C. alborosea  ), Thailand ( Černý & Pinratana 2009, also as C. alborosea  ), Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia (Malay Peninsula), Indonesia (Java) ( Bucsek 2012, partly as C. alborosea  ).

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Cyana

Loc

Cyana quadrinotata ( Walker, 1869 )

Singh, Navneet, Volynkin, Anton V., Kirti, Jagbir Singh, Datta, Harvinder Singh & Ivanova, Maria S. 2020
2020
Loc

Bizone pallens

Butler 1877
1877
Loc

Bizone quadrinotata

Walker 1869
1869
Loc

alborosea

Walker 1864
1864