Cyana moelleri ( Elwes, 1890 )

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: 31

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4738.1.1

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DOI

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scientific name

Cyana moelleri ( Elwes, 1890 )
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Cyana moelleri ( Elwes, 1890)  

( Figs 80–83 View FIGURES 80–87 , 195 View FIGURES 194–196 , 263 View FIGURES 262–267 )

Bizone mölleri Elwes, 1890   , Proceedings of the general meetings for scientific business of the Zoological Society of London 1890: 395 (Type locality: “ Sikkim, … Cherra Pungi in the Khasia Hills”).

= molleri   , misspelling.

Type material examined. Lectotype (designated herein) ( Fig. 80 View FIGURES 80–87 ): ♂, printed label “ Sikkim. O. Möller. ” / handwrit- ten label “ Bizone Molleri Elwes   type” / printed label “ Collectio H. J. Elwes ” / printed label “Rothschild Bequest B.M. 1939–1.” / printed round label with a red circle “Type” / printed label with a unique identifier “NHMUK010597909” (Coll. NHMUK).  

Other material examined. SIKKIM: 1 ♂, Sikkim , VIII.1909, F. Moller, 1910–140 (Coll. NHMUK)   ; 1 ♀, Sik- kim, 5000 ft., Kurseong, 7–20.VI.[19]22, Fletcher coll. (Coll. NHMUK)   ; 3 ♂, 10 ♀, India, Sikkim , Legship, 500 m, 24–28.VII.1990, leg. W. Thomas, slide MWM 34412 View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 11 ♂, 10 ♀, India, Sikkim , Namchi, 1000 m, 2.VII.1986, leg. W. Thomas, slides MWM 34408 View Materials (♂), MWM 34505 View Materials (♂), ZSM Arct. 123/2017   ♀ Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, 2 ♂, Sikkim, Ta Tak Dah, VI.[19]20, slides MWM 34506 View Materials (♂), MWM 34507 View Materials (♀) Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 2 ♂, India-Sikkim , Pemayangtse , 1200 m, below Rimbi, Lf., 26.VIII.1988, leg. Dr. W. Thomas (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; WEST BENGAL: 1 ♂, India WB, Darjeeling Mangpu-road , 1800 m, 18.VI.1987, leg. W. Thomas, coll. Dr. W. Thomas, Mus. Witt, München (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, India W.B., 850 m, Darjeeling , Pashok, 4.VII.1986, leg. W. Thomas (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 2 ♂, India W.B., Darjeeling , Manjitar, 700 m, 20.VII.1990, leg. W. Thomas (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♀, India WB, Darjeeling , 2100 m, 19–21.VII.1990, leg. W. Thomas (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♀, India W.B., Darjeeling , 5 km above Rambi, 800 m, 30.VII.1990, leg. Dr. W. Thomas (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♀, India-W.B., Darjeeling Mangpu Road , 1900 m, Lf., 29.VI.1987, leg. Dr. W. Thomas (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 3 ♂, 4 ♀, India W.B., 1700 m, Kalimpong , Algarah, 5–6.VII.1986, leg. W. Thomas, slide MWM 35879 View Materials (♀) Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   .

Remark. In the original description, Elwes (1890) mentioned one male and two females from Sikkim, and a male from Khasi Hills, which are syntypes. As the population from Khasi Hills belongs to the allopatric sister species C. watsoni   , the lectotype designation is necessary. Here we designate the male specimen from Sikkim deposited in NHMUK and labeled as “Type” as lectotype.

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 12.5–14 mm in males and 15.5–16.5 mm in females. The species significantly varies in its size and size of black spots on male forewing, but the male genitalia of different populations are uniform. Differences from C. watsoni   are listed in the diagnosis of the latter.

Distribution. Cyana moelleri   is an Eastern Himalayan species known from North East India (Sikkim and north of West Bengal) and Central and East Nepal (present study). Records for Meghalaya ( India), Myanmar ( Hampson 1900) and South West China ( Fang 2000) belong to C. watsoni   . The record for Thailand ( Černý & Pinratana 2009, as C. molleri   , missp.) belongs to C. ariadne Volynkin & Černý, 2019   widespread in North Thailand, North Vietnam and South East China ( Volynkin & Černý 2019a).

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 moelleri ( Elwes, 1890 )

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

Bizone mölleri

Elwes 1890
1890
Loc

molleri

Elwes 1890
1890