Cyana rudloffi Volynkin & N. Singh

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: 16-18

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3680119

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Cyana rudloffi Volynkin & N. Singh
status

sp. nov.

Cyana rudloffi Volynkin & N. Singh   , sp. nov.

( Figs 37, 38 View FIGURES 28–38 , 177 View FIGURES 176–178 , 250 View FIGURES 246–251 )

Type material. Holotype ( Figs 37 View FIGURES 28–38 , 177 View FIGURES 176–178 ): ♂, India, M. Andaman, Karmatang , 1.5 km E, 12,5072°N, 92,5610°E, 17– 22.08.2001, leg. Jan-Peter Rudloff, coll. Dr. R. Brechlin, slide MWM 35678 View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM). GoogleMaps  

Paratypes: THE ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS   : 1 ♂, India, Andaman Isl., North Andaman , Baratang Isl. , 21–22.III.1998, leg. E. Grigorjev & V. Siniaev, ex coll. Dr. A. Schintlmeister, slide MWM 34512 View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 2 ♂, same data as in the holotype, slide MMW 35678 View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 2 ♂, 6 ♀, India , M. Andaman, Tugapure— 3 km S, 12,4889°N, 92,4929°E, 14–16.VIII.2001, leg. Jan-Peter Rudloff, coll. Dr. R. Brechlin, slide MMW 35679 View Materials (♀) Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, India, S. Andaman, Port Blair—Mt. Harriet , 11,4321°N, 92,4403°E, 23–24.VIII.2001, leg. Jan-Peter Rudloff, coll. Dr. R. Brechlin (Coll. MWM / ZSM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, India, Andaman Isl., Mt. Harriet National Park , Port Blair , 200m, 4–6.III.1998, leg. A. Kamenev & V. Siniaev, ex coll. Dr. A. Schintlmeister, slide MWM 34544 View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   .

Etymology. The species is dedicated to Jan-Peter Rudloff, collector of the type series.

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 12.5–13.5 mm in males and 14.5–15 mm in females. Cyana rudloffi   is a closest relative of the continental C. obliquilineata   . The male of the new species differs externally from that of C. obliquilineata   by the red subcostal patch in the postmedial area only (that is blackish in C. obliquilineata   ). The female of C. rudloffi   differs by its broader ante- and postmedial and subterminal lines. In the male genitalia, C. rudloffi   differs from C. obliquilineata   by its slightly broader valva with costa being strongly angled medially, more robust distal saccular process being more broadened distally, thinner spinules of the lateral clusters in the vesica, and the shorter and broader distal diverticulum of vesica bearing slightly more robust spinules apically. The female genitalia of C. rudloffi   differ clearly from those of C. obliquilineata   by the longer and continuous band of more robust spinules in the posterior section of corpus bursae (in C. obliquilineata   that is shorter and interrupted into two bands).

Distribution. Endemic of the Andaman Islands ( Arora 1983, as subornata   ).

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Cyana