Stigmatophora (Stigmatophora) roseivena ( Hampson, 1894 )

Volynkin, Anton V., Dubatolov, Vladimir V. & Kishida, Yasunori, 2018, On the taxonomy of the genera Planovalvata Dubatolov & Kishida, Stigmatophora Staudinger and Pseudomiltochrista Dubatolov & Bucsek, with description of one new species (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, , Zootaxa 4394 (1), pp. 128-136: 131-133

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Stigmatophora (Stigmatophora) roseivena ( Hampson, 1894 )


Stigmatophora (Stigmatophora) roseivena ( Hampson, 1894)  , comb. rev.

( Figs. 3–4View FIGURES 1–8, 9–11View FIGURES 9–11)

References: Hampson 1900: 550, 551, pl. 34, fig. 17; Seitz 1914: 121, fig. 13d; Strand 1922: 860; de Joannis 1928: 275; Fang 2000: 38, pl. 1, fig. 12; Černý & Pinratana 2009: 16, pl. 2, fig. 20.

Type material examined. Holotype (by monotypy) ( Fig. 4View FIGURES 1–8): ♀, handwritten label " Eugoa roseivena Hmpsn.  type ♀" / printed label "Momeit, Burmah, 2000 ft., VI.1890, W. Doherty" / printed label with red border circle "Type" / printed label "Rothschild Bequest B.M. 1939.-I." / printed label "Collection H.J. Elwes" / printed label with QR-code "NHMUK010606137" (Coll. NHMUK).

Other material examined. MYANMAR: 2 ♀, Momeit, Burmah, 2000 ft., VI.1890, W. Doherty (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 3 ♂, 21 km E Putao, Nan Sa Bon village , 550 m, 1–5.V.1998, leg. Murzin & Sinjaev, slide MWM 31390View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); THAILAND  : 1 ♂, 14–22.VIII.2016, N Thailand, Chiang Mai prov., Thong Chai Range, near Doi Suthep-Pui National Park , 18°54'10.50''N 98°51'46.05''E, h= 700 m, secondary forest, Volynkin A.V. & Ivanova M.S. leg. (Coll. CAV)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, NE Thailand: 900 m, Chayaphum , Phu Khieo WS, plateau 500 m N of HQ, 5–10.XI.1991 (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 1 ♂, Chiang Mai, Mt. Doi Inthanon, Nat. Park , 2300 m, 25.XI.1999, leg. A. Szabo & Zita, slide MWM 31392View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); CHINA  : 1 ♂ without abdomen, Mt. Wuchi , Hainan, V.1903 (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 1 ♀ without abdomen, Hainan, 1904–5 ( Coll. NHMUK)  ; 1 ♂, Wuy Shan, Jiangxi-Fujian border, 50 km SE of Yingtan , 27°56'N, 117°25'E, 1600 m, III.2002, leg. Siniaev & local coll. (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, Hainan isl., Wuzhi-Shan Mts. , 18°53'N, 109°43'E, 1500 m, 20.II.–10.IV.2001, leg. local collectors, ex coll. Dr. Ronald Brechlin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); VIETNAMGoogleMaps  : 1 ♂, Nord-Vietnam, Tam Dao, 60 km NW Hanoi, 950 m (21.34'N, 105.20'E), 17.X.1994, leg. V. Sinjaev (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♀, N Vietnam, 1600 m, Mt. Fan-si-pan (Nord), Cha-pa , primary forest (22.17’E, 103.44’E), 20–30.IV.1995, leg. Sinjaev & loc. coll., slide MWM 31391View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)  ; 1 ♀, S Vietnam, Bach-Ma Nat. Park , 1200 m, 16°10'N, 107°54'E, 26.VII.–6.VIII.1996, leg. Sinjaev & Afonin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♂, 1 ♀, 1–2.XII.2012, N. Vietnam, Thanh Hoa Prov., Thuong Xuan Distr., Xuan Lien NR [Nature Reserve], anthropog., 19°52’N 105°14.28E, 130 m, V. Zolotuhin leg., slides AV 2452m, AV 2483m Volynkin (♂), AV2450f Volynkin (♀) ( Coll. SZMN)GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. Externally, the species ( Figs. 3–4View FIGURES 1–8) strongly differs from other species of Stigmatophora  ( Figs. 7–8View FIGURES 1–8) and is similar to Planovalvata confusa  ( Figs. 1–2View FIGURES 1–8) and Stigmatophora (Pseudomiltochrista) zolotuhini  ( Figs. 5–6View FIGURES 1–8), but differs from P. confusa  by its slightly smaller size, more rounded forewings, and darker, pale red hindwings coloration, whereas in P. confusa  forewings are more angular and hindwings are pale ochreous yellow with slight pinkish suffusion; from S. (P.) zolotuhini  differs by its significantly larger size, slightly narrower forewings with less arcuate costal and anal margins, narrower yellow strokes between veins of forewings, red marginal area of forewings without submarginal transversal band, and pale red hindwings, whereas in S. (P.) zolotuhini  forewings are broader and with more arcuate costal and anal margins, the marginal area is yellow with irregularly dentate submarginal transversal band, and hindwings are much paler, pinkish yellow with pale reddish suffusion of veins. The male and female genitalia of S. roseivena  ( Figs. 9–11View FIGURES 9–11) strongly differ from those of both externally similar species ( Figs. 7–8View FIGURES 1–8, 10View FIGURES 9–11, 12View FIGURES 12–13) and are similar to other members of the subgenus Stigmatophora  : in males ( Figs. 11– 12View FIGURES 9–11View FIGURES 12–13), the valve has weakly sclerotized costa without processes, the thorn-like harpe is presented, the sacculus has a large distal process; the vesica consists of a subbasal diverticulum and a large sack-like distal section and armed with fields of spine-like scobination and clusters of numerous small but robust cornuti. In females, ( Figs. 14–15View FIGURES 14–16), the ductus bursae is long, well sclerotized, dorso-ventrally flattened; the corpus bursae is small, elliptical, with a strong spine-like scobination; the appendix bursae is very long and narrow, directed posteriorly.

Distribution. The species is widespread in Indochina ( Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam) ( Hampson 1894; de Joannis 1928; Černý & Pinratana 2009) and China (Jiangxi, Fujian, Hainan). Records for Hunan, Guangxi and Yunnan ( Fang 2000) needs confirmation because of probable confusion of S. roseivena  and Planovalvata confusa  sp. nov.


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