Cyana arama metis 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: 47

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3680159

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Cyana arama metis Volynkin & N. Singh
status

ssp. nov.

Cyana arama metis Volynkin & N. Singh   , ssp. nov.

( Figs 124, 125 View FIGURES 120–127 , 220 View FIGURES 218–221 , 277 View FIGURES 277–281 )

Type material. Holotype ( Figs 124 View FIGURES 120–127 , 220 View FIGURES 218–221 ): ♂, “ Indien, [Uttarakhand] U. P., Kumaon-Himalaya, Bhimtal , 1500 m, 30.II.1976, leg. F. Smetaсek”, slide MWM 34425 View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM).  

Paratypes: UTTARAKHAND: 25 ♂, 15 ♀, India, Kumaon-Himalaya, Distr. NainiTal, BhimTal, 1500 m, leg. de Freina, Himalaya Expedition, 10.V.1971 (1 ♂); 12.V.1971 (1 ♀); 13.V.1971 (2 ♂, 2 ♀); 16.V.1971 (9 ♂, 5 ♀), slide MWM 34426 View Materials (♀) Volynkin ; 17.V.1971 (1 ♂); 20.V.1971 (4 ♂); 21.V.1971 (1 ♂, 1 ♀); 28.V.1971 (1 ♂); 29.V.1971 (1 ♀); 30.V.1971 (2 ♂); 10.VI.1971 (2 ♂, 5 ♀); 14.VI.1971 (1 ♂); 30.VI.1971 (1 ♂) (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 23 ♂, 11 ♀, India sept., Kumaon-Himalaya, Distr. NainiTal, BhimTal, 1500 m, leg. F. Smetacek, 18.IX.1974 (1 ♀); 7.V.1977 (1 ♀); 11.IX.1977 (1 ♂); 29.IV.1978 (1 ♂); 22.VI.1978 (1 ♂); 23.VI.1978 (1 ♂); 23.IX.1978 (1 ♂); 24.IX.1978 (1 ♀); IX.1978 (5 ♂, 2 ♀); 28.III.1979 (1 ♂, 1 ♀); 14.VI.1979 (1 ♂, 1 ♀); 14.V.1979 (1 ♂); 25.VIII.1979 (1 ♂); 12.IX.1979 (1 ♂); 17.IX.1979 (1 ♂, 1 ♀); 18.IX.1979 (2 ♂); 20.IX.1979 (2 ♂, 1 ♀); 23.IX.1979 (1 ♀); 24.IX.1979 (1 ♀); 25.IX.1979 (1 ♂); 27.IX.1979 (1 ♂); 29.IX.1979 (1 ♂) ( Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 14 ♂, India, Kumaon-Himalaya, Distr. Naini Tal, Bhim Tal, 1500 m, Smetaсek / Bauer, 15.V.1976 (1 ♀); 14.VIII.1976 (1 ♂); 15.VIII.1976 (1 ♂); 18.VIII.1976 (2 ♂); 19.VIII.1976 (3 ♂); 23.VIII.1976 (1 ♂, 1 ♀); 25.VIII.1976 (1 ♂); 15.IX.1980 (1 ♂); 19.IX.1980 (1 ♂); 20.IX.1981 (2 ♂, 1 ♀); 23.IX.1981 (1 ♂) ( Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 15 ♂, 15 ♀, India, Kumaon-Himalaya, Bhim- tal, 1500 m, leg. F. Smetaсek, 18.III.1974 (1 ♀); 10.IV.1974 (2 ♂); slide MWM 37064 View Materials Volynkin, 1.IX.1976 (1 ♀), slide MWM 37065 View Materials Volynkin; 4.IX.1974 (1 ♀); 7.IX.1974 (1 ♀); 8.IX.1974 (1 ♂); 12.IX.1974 (1 ♂); 18.IX.1974 (1 ♀); 24.IX.1974 (1 ♀); 24.IX.1975 (1 ♂, 1 ♀); 26.IX.1975 (1 ♂); 2.X.1975 (2 ♂); 14.VIII.1976 (1 ♂); 6.IX.1976 (1 ♂); 14.IX.1976 (1 ♂); 15–20.IX.1976 (1 ♂, 5 ♀); 26.IX.1976 (1 ♂); 1–12.IX.1977 (1 ♂, 2 ♀); 7–18.IX.1977 (1 ♀); 4.VIII.1979 (1 ♂) ( Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 12 ♂, 4 ♀, Kumaon-Himalaya , Nainital-distr., Bhimtal, 1500 m, leg. F. Smetaсek 17.IX.1973 (1 ♂); 20.IV.1974 (1 ♀); 3.IX.1974 (1 ♂); 8.IX.1974 (1 ♂); 13.IX.1974 (1 ♂); 15.IX.1974 (2 ♀); 25.IX.1974 (1 ♂); 5.IV.1975 (1 ♂); 15.IX.1975 (2 ♂, 1 ♀); 7.X.1975 (1 ♂); 6.IX.1976 (1 ♂); 7.IX.1977 (1 ♂); 14.IX.1977 (1 ♂) (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 3 ♂, N. India, Bhimtal , 1500 m, 20.V.1978 (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 2 ♂, NW India, Bhimtal , 1500 m, 18–28.V.79, coll. Dr. Liedgens (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, Bhimtal, N. India, 1600 m, 24.VIII.–3.IX.80, Hauenstein (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, Nord-India / U.P., Raum Nainital ( Kumaon ), Bhimtal, 17–20.IX.1973, leg. Erich Bauer (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♀, India, Bhimtal , 1500 m, 11–20.VI.1975, leg. W. Thomas (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, Uttarakhand , Chirbatiya, 2.VI.2014, leg. Rahul Ranjan (Coll. NZCZSI)   ; PUNJAB: 1 ♂, N India, Amritsar , 260 m, 5.IX.–8.IX.80, Hauenstein (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, Punjab , Dhanaula Khurd , 12.I.1998 leg. APS Kaleka (Coll. NZCZSI)   .

Etymology. In ancient Greek mythology, Metis is a Titaness belonging to the second generation of Titans, the mother of wisdom and deep thought.

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 19–19.5 mm in males and 20–21.5 mm in females. Cyana arama metis   differs from the nominate subspecies by its narrower and paler amber yellow forewing transverse lines. The male and female genitalia of two subspecies have no significant differences.

Distribution. North India (Uttarakhand and Punjab) ( Smetacek 2008, as C. arama   ).

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Cyana