Cyana bhatejai N. Singh & Kirti, 2015, N. Singh & Kirti, in Kirti & N. Singh, 2015

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: 23-24

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

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Cyana bhatejai N. Singh & Kirti, 2015
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Cyana bhatejai N. Singh & Kirti, 2015  

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Cyana bhatejai N. Singh & Kirti, in Kirti & N. Singh, 2015   , Arctiid moths of India 1: 63, text figs (Type locality: “ Karnataka: Ganeshgudi”).

Type material examined. Holotype: ♂, “ Karnataka: Ganeshgudi , 19.VII.2004 ” (Coll. PUDZES).  

Paratypes: 6 ♂ from Karnataka (Coll. PUDZES) listed by Kirti & Singh (2015)   .

Other material examined. TAMIL NADU: 1 ♂, 2 ♀, India merid., (Madras presidensy), Nilgiri Hills , VI.1994, coll. Schintlmeister (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 2 ♂, 1 ♀, South India, T.N., Coimbatore road, 1100 m, Lf. 15.VIII.1989, leg. Dr. W. Thomas, slide MWM 34397 View Materials (♂), MWM 34399 View Materials (♀) Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 2 ♂, 1 ♀, India mer., 1000 m, Tamil Nadu, Kalkad, Wildlife Sanctuary Manjolai , 6–7.IV.1997, 8.15’N, 77.27’E, tea estate / rainforest, Sinjaev & Schintlmeister (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♀, S. India, Nilgiri Hills , VII.1994, leg. Lehmann & Steinke, ex coll. Schintlmeister (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, India, T.N., Nilgiri Hills, Ooty–Coimbatore road, 1000m, 9.VII.1990, leg. W. Thomas (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 2 ♂, India, T.N., Nilgiri Hills, Bisonvalley View Point , 1200m, 10–11.VII.1990, leg. W. Thomas, slide MWM/ ZSM 34398 View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; KARNATAKA: 1 ♂, India, Karnataka, Ganeshgudi , 12.IX.2007, leg. Rahul Joshi (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 1 ♂, India, Karnataka, Jogfall , 22.X.2009, leg. Rahul Joshi (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 1 ♂, India, Karnataka, Yellapur , 23.XI.2014, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)   .

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 13–13.5 mm in males and 14.5–15 mm in females. Cyana bhatejai   differs clearly from its closest relatives, C. peregrina   and C. catorhoda   by its slightly larger size, larger black medial spots, broader antemedial line, broader postmedial line being strongly angled outwards, and broader subterminal line. The male genitalia of C. bhatejai   differ from those of C. peregrina   by the larger lateral lobes of vinculum, the slightly narrower distal section of the valva, the larger and elongate cluster of spine-like cornuti on the dorsal diverticulum (that is smaller and rounded in C. peregrina   ), the weaker granulation on the subbasal ventral diverticulum, and the larger and granulated distal diverticulum (in C. peregrina   that is smaller and membranous). The female genitalia of C. bhatejai   differ clearly from those of C. peregrina   and C. catorhoda   by the presence of two band-like signa in corpus bursae, whereas in C. peregrina   and C. catorhoda   one signum is small and round, and the second one is band-like.

Distribution. South India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu) ( Kirti & Singh 2015).

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Cyana