Cyana puella puella ( Drury, 1773 ), puella (Drury, 1773

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: 19-20

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Cyana puella puella ( Drury, 1773 )
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Cyana puella puella ( Drury, 1773)  

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[Phal.[aena] Noct. [ua ]] Puella Drury, 1773, Illustrations of natural history 2: 3, pl. 2, fig. 2 (Type locality: [ India, Madras] “Madrafs”).

Material examined. HIMACHAL PRADESH: 3 ♂, Kangra valley , 4500 ft., VI.1889, Dudgeon, slide BMNH(E) Arct. -4483   ♂ (Coll. NHMUK)   ; 2 ♂, 1 ♀, Kangra (Hocking) (Coll. NHMUK)   ; 1 ♀, Dalhousie , 92–98, Harford Coll. (Coll. NHMUK)   ; 1 ♀, Simla , 92–98 (Coll. NHMUK)   ; 1 ♂, [Himachal Pradesh] Simla, India , VIII.1896, slide AV2052   ♂ Volynkin (Coll. ZFMK)   ; 1 ♀, [Himachal Pradesh] Kulu distr. , slide AV2053   ♀ Volynkin (Coll. ZFMK)   ; 1 ♂, Himachal Pradesh, Solan , 31.VII.1994, leg. APS Kaleka (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 1 ♂, Himachal Pradesh, Nauni , 6.VII.2003, leg. Navneet Singh (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 1 ♂, Himachal Pradesh, Sabathu , 8.VII.2003, leg. Navneet Singh (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; HARYANA: 1 ♂, 1 ♀, [Ambala district] Umballa distr. / Moore Coll. 94–106, slide BMNH(E) Arct. -2156   ♂ (Coll. NHMUK)   ; UTTARAKHAND: 11 ♂, 3 ♀, India, Kumaon-Himalaya, Bhimtal , 1500 m, 22.III.–17.IV.74, leg. F. Smetaсek, slide MWM 34403 View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 4 ♂, 1 ♀, India, Kumaon- Himalaya, Distr. Naini Tal , Bhim Tal 1500 m, Smetaсek / Bauer , 26.III.–30.III.1976 (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 2 ♂, 4 ♀, India, Himalaya, District Uttarkashi , Gangani , 14–19.VI.1981, 1300 m, leg. C. Holzschuh (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, India, Himalaya, Dehra Dun , New Forest , 20–30.VI. 1981, 700 m, leg. C. Holzschuh (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, N India, Bhimtal , 1500m, 8–19.X.[19]80, Dr. Liedgens, slide MWM 34404 View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 3 ♂, 4 ♀, India, Indian Himalaya, Uttaranchal , Nainital , Sathkol village , XI.2003, leg. Saluk (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, India, Nainital district ( Kumaon ), Bhimtal , 5–6.IX.1973, leg. Erich Bauer, slide AV2085   ♂ Volynkin (Coll. ZFMK)   ; 1 ♂, Uttarakhand, Twaghat , 15.VI.2008, leg. Navneet Singh (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; BIHAR: 1 ♂, Bihar , Ra- jgir, 21.VI.2013, leg. Navneet Singh (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; MEGHALAYA: 2 ♂, 3 ♀, NE India, Assam, W Megha- laya, Garo Hills, Nokrek National Park , 25°40’N, 91°04’E, 1150 m, 2–13.VII 1997, leg. Afonin & Sinajev (Coll. MWM / ZSM) GoogleMaps   ; TAMIL NADU: 4 ♂, S. India / Tamil Nadu, Kalkad, Wildlife Sanctuary , Manimtar-Kodeer , 1300 m, 8°19’N, 77°26’E, 8.IV.1997, leg. Sinjaev & Schintlmeister (Coll. MWM / ZSM) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Tamil Nadu, Naduvattam , 22.V.2015, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 1 ♀, Tamil Nadu, Anthiyur , 11.V.2015, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; KERALA: 1 ♀, S. India / Kerala, 7 km N Munnar, 1740 m, Kodalar Tea Estate , 10°09’N, 77°04’E, 14–15.IV.1997, leg. Sinjaev & Schintlmeister (Coll. MWM / ZSM) GoogleMaps   ; GUJARAT: 1 ♂, Gujarat, Saputara , 29.IX.2005, leg. Navneet Singh (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 1 ♂, Gujarat, Saputara , 29.XI.2015, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 2 ♂, 1 ♀, Gujarat, Saputara , 30.XI.2015, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 1 ♂, Gujarat, Ahwa , 2.XI.2015, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZC- ZSI); ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS   : 1 ♂, South Andaman, Havelock, Radhanagar , 14.V.2018, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)   .

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 13–14 mm in males and 16–17 mm in females. An unmistakable species differing from other Indian Cyana   species by its antemedial line loop-like curved between the cell and the forewing costa. The male genitalia are characterized by the broad vesica bearing a broad, band-like cluster of robust spine-like cornuti. The female genitalia of C. puella   are similar to those of C. peregrina   , C. catorhoda   and C. bhatejai   , but differ by the posterior section of corpus bursae being more heavily sclerotized laterally and less rugose medially, and the presence of two rounded signa in the anterior section of corpus bursae (whereas in C. peregrina   , C. catorhoda   and C. bhatejai   the second signum is long, band-like).

Distribution. The nominate subspecies is known from India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala) ( Smetacek 2008; Singh et al. 2014), Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Gujarat, Bihar (reported during this study), southeastern Pakistan (present study), Nepal ( Kishida 1994) and China (Yunnan) ( Fang 2000). The subspecies C. puella postflavida ( Rothschild, 1924)   is distributed in Sub-Saharan Africa and Arabian Peninsula ( Karisch 2013).

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Cyana