Cyana arorai Volynkin, N. Singh, Kirti & Datta

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: 10

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

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3680127

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Cyana arorai Volynkin, N. Singh, Kirti & Datta
status

nom. nov.

Cyana arorai Volynkin, N. Singh, Kirti & Datta   , nom. nov.

( Figs 15–19 View FIGURES 11–18 View FIGURES 19–27 , 168, 169 View FIGURES 167–169 , 241, 242 View FIGURES 240–245 )

= Chionaema tripunctata Rothschild, 1936   , The Annals and magazine of natural history (10) 17: 487 (Type locality: “ Aberdeen,

Andaman Islands”), nec. Reich, 1935.

Type material examined. Holotype (by monotypy) ( Fig. 17 View FIGURES 11–18 ): ♀, handwritten label “ Aberdeen, Andamans” / hand- written label “ Chionaema tripunctata   Type Rothsch.” / handwritten label “Nr. bianca   , but has 3 spots” / printed label “Rothschild Bequest B.M. 1939–1” / printed round label with a red circle “Type” / printed label with a unique identifier “NHMUK010402088” (Coll. NHMUK).  

Other material examined. THE ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS: 1 ♀, Andaman Isles   ♀ / Moore Coll. 94–106, slide NHMUK010314603 Volynkin ( Coll. NHMUK)   ; 2 ♂, 3 ♀, India, M. Andaman, Karmatang, 1.5 km E, 12,5072°N, 92,5610°E, 17–22.VIII.2001, leg. Jan-Peter Rudloff, coll. Dr. R. Brechlin, slides MWM 33907 View Materials (♂), MWM 33908 View Materials (♀), MWM 35680 View Materials (♀) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM / ZSM) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, 4 ♀, 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, slides MWM 34601 View Materials (♂), MWM 34602 View Materials (♀) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM / ZSM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, 2 ♀, India, Andaman Islands, South Anda- man—Bambooflat ( Rainfor. ), 11°42’82”N, 092°42’02”E, 27–28.XI.2000, leg. J.P. Rudloff, slide MWM 35681 View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, India, Andaman Isl., South Andaman , Wandoor , Port Blair , 1–2.III.1998, leg. A. Kamenev & V. Siniaev, ex coll. Dr. A. Schintlmeister, slide MWM 34564 View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, South Andaman , Chidiyatapu , 29.XII.17, leg. H.S. Datta ( Coll. NZCZSI)   .

Etymology. The replacement name is dedicated to G.S. Arora, author of the basic publication on the fauna of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Remark. The taxon tripunctata Reich, 1935   was described under the genus Lyclene   . Here we transfer it to the genus Cyana   and synonymize with C. detrita   (see above). Thus, at present there are two Cyana   taxa with the name tripunctata   , so tripunctata Rothschild, 1936   becomes a junior secondary homonym of tripunctata Reich, 1935   . Hence, we introduce the replacement name arorai   nom. nov. for tripunctata Rothschild, 1936   .

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 12.5–15 mm in males and 17–18 mm in females. Cyana arorai   is a polymorphic species, significantly variable in size. Cyana arorai   is similar externally to C. carmina   ( Figs 13, 14 View FIGURES 11–18 ), but differs by its arcuate antemedial line (that is oblique in C. carmina   ) and larger black discal spots. In females of C. arorai   a third, posterior black spot may be developed ( Figs 16, 17 View FIGURES 11–18 ), what is unusual for the C. insularis   group. The female genitalia of C. arorai   are very similar to those of C. carmina   ( Figs 239 View FIGURES 234–239 , 240 View FIGURES 240–245 ), but differ by the more heavily sclerotized cervix bursae having narrower longitudinal folds, and the lateral band-like signum being more weakly sclerotized subanteriorly with its anterior end strongly broadened.

Distribution. Endemic of the Andaman Islands. The records of C. bianca   (male) and C. coccinea   (female) for the Andaman Islands ( Hampson 1900; Draudt 1914; Arora 1983) belong to C. arorai   .

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 arorai Volynkin, N. Singh, Kirti & Datta

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

Chionaema tripunctata

Rothschild 1936
1936