Cyana conclusa nicobara N. Singh, Volynkin, 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: 57-91

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3680139

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Cyana conclusa nicobara N. Singh, Volynkin, Kirti & Datta
status

ssp. nov.

Cyana conclusa nicobara N. Singh, Volynkin, Kirti & Datta   , ssp. nov.

( Figs 156–160 View FIGURES 153–160 , 233 View FIGURES 230–233 , 287 View FIGURES 282–287 )

Type material. Holotype ( Figs 158 View FIGURES 153–160 , 233 View FIGURES 230–233 ): ♂, Campbell Bay , Great Nicobar, 27.XI.2016, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI).  

Paratypes: THE ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS   : 6 ♂, Great Nicobar, Campbell bay , 27.XI.2016, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 1 ♂, Gobind Nagar , 25.XI.2016, leg. H.S. Datta (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 2 ♂, Great Nicobar , Galathea N. P, 3.XI.2018, leg. K.C. Gopi & Party (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 15 ♂, Great Nicobar , Galathea N. P, 7.XI.2018, leg. K.C. Gopi & Party (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 1 ♂, Great Nicobar, Gobind Nagar , 5.XI.2018, leg. K.C. Gopi & Party (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 6 ♂, Great Nicobar, East West Road , check post, 6.XI.2018 (Coll. K.C. Gopi & Party)   ; 1 ♂, Great Nicobar, Chingan basti, 9.XI.2018, leg. K.C. Gopi & Party (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 11 ♂, 5 ♀, Great Nicobar, Laxmi Nagar , 11.XI.2018, leg. K.C. Gopi & Party (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 6 ♂, Great Nicobar, Sastri Nagar , 11.XI.2018, leg. K.C. Gopi & Party (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 1 ♀, Great Nicobar, Joginder Nagar , 11.XI.2018, leg. K.C. Gopi & Party (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 2 ♀, Great Nicobar , 4 km South of Vijay Nagar, 12.XI.2018, leg. K.C. Gopi & Party (Coll. NZC- ZSI)   ; 4 ♂, Great Nicobar, Steel bridge, E. W Road, 13.XI.2018, leg. K.C. Gopi & Party (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 7 ♂, Great Nicobar, Bird Watching point, 14.XI.2018, leg. K.C. Gopi & Party (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 5 ♂, Great Nicobar, Gobind Nagar , 18.XI.2018, leg. K.C. Gopi & Party (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; 1 ♀, Nicobar Is., II–VIII.[19]04, G. Rogers, 1905–51., slide NHMUK010315747 Volynkin (Coll. NHMUK)   .

Etymology. The subspecfic epithet is dedicated the Nicobar Islands where the new subspecies is distributed.

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 16 mm in males and 18.5 mm in females. Cyana conclusa nicobara   differs externally from the nominate subspecies by its crimson forewing pattern with narrower transverse lines, whereas in C. c. conclusa   the transverse lines are much broader and the pattern is orange or red orange. In the male genitalia, C. c. nicobara has the slightly shorter distal section of valva, the slightly longer ampulla and the slightly shorter distal saccular processes. The female genitalia of C. c. nicobara differ from those of C. c. conclusa   by the slightly broader ductus bursae and the smaller medial signum bursae.

Distribution. India (the Nicobar Islands) ( Hampson 1914, as selangorica   ; Arora 1983, as ‘ C. javanica sumatrensis (Druce)   ’.

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Cyana