Cyana dohertyi eirene 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: 38

publication ID

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3680169

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Cyana dohertyi eirene Volynkin & N. Singh
status

ssp. nov.

Cyana dohertyi eirene Volynkin & N. Singh   , ssp. nov.

( Figs 102, 103 View FIGURES 96–103 , 205 View FIGURES 203–205 , 269 View FIGURES 268–272 )

Type material. Holotype ( Figs 102 View FIGURES 96–103 , 205 View FIGURES 203–205 ): ♂, “ Indien, [Uttarakhand] U. P., Kumaon-Himalaya, Bhimtal , 1500 m, 12.IV.1976, leg. F. Smetaсek”, slide MWM 31804 View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM).  

Paratypes: INDIA. HIMACHAL PRADESH: 1 ♂, N.W. Himalaya ( Coll. NHMUK)   ; 1 ♂, India, H.P., Kan- daghat, 1500m, 9–10.VI.1975, leg. W. Thomas, slide MWM 35885 View Materials (♂) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; UTTARA- KHAND: 6 ♂, India sept., Kumaon-Himalaya, Distr. NainiTal , BhimTal , 1500 m, leg. F. Smetacek, 10.VII.1979 (1 ♂); 18.IX.1979 (2 ♂); 22.IX.1979 (1 ♂); 24.IX.1979 (2 ♂) ( Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 2 ♂, 3 ♀, India sept., Kumaon- Himalaya, Distr. NainiTal , BhimTal , 1500 m, Smetacek / Bauer, 31.VIII.1976 (1 ♂, 1 ♀), slide MWM 35881 View Materials (♂) Volynkin; 1.IX.1976 (1 ♂, 1 ♀), slide MWM 35880 View Materials (♂) Volynkin; 11.IX.1976 (1 ♀) (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 3 ♂, 1 ♀, India, Kumaon-Himalaya, Bhimtal , 1500 m, leg. F. Smetaсek 3.V.1975 (1 ♂); 12.VI.1976 (1 ♂), slide MWM 31804 View Materials (♂) Volynkim ; 5.IX.1976 (1 ♂); 24.IX.1975 (1 ♀); 1.X.1977 (1 ♂) ( Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, India , Bhim- tal, 1500 m, 11–20.VI.1975, leg. W. Thomas (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, India, Kumaon-Himalaya, Distr. NainiTal , BhimTal , 20–23.V.1981, 1500 m, leg. C. Holzschuh (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 2 ♂, 1 ♀, N-India, Bhimtal, 1500 m, 14–30.VII.1979, coll. Dr. Liedgens, slides MWM 31802 View Materials (♂), MWM 35884 View Materials (♀) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 11 ♂, 2 ♀, India, Kumaon-Himalaya, Distr. NainiTal , BhimTal , 1500 m, leg. de Freina, Himalaya Expedition, 16.V.1971 (1 ♂); 26.V.1971 (2 ♂); 10.V.1971 (4 ♂, 1 ♀); 10.VI.1971 (1 ♂), slide MWM 35883 View Materials (♂) Volynkin ; 12.VI.1971 (2 ♂); 18.VI.1971 (1 ♂, 1 ♀) ( Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, India, Kumaon-Himalaya, Distr. NainiTal , BhimTal , 1500 m, 21.VI.1981, leg. Smetaсek (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 3 ♂, Kumaon-Himalaya, Nainital-distr., Bhim- tal, 1500 m, leg. F. Smetaсek, 30.V.1978 (1 ♂), 1.VII.1978 (2 ♂) ( Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, 5 ♀, Bhimtal, N.- India, 1600 m, 24.VIII.–3.IX.80, Hauenstein, slide MWM 35882 View Materials (♀) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM / ZSM)   . PAKISTAN. AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR: 1 ♂, Pakistan, Kashmir, Himalaya Mts. , 20 km В Muzaffarabad , Nara village , 750m, 73°29’E 34°01’N, 20.V.1998, leg. Gy.M. László & G. Ronkay, coll. Museum Witt, slide MWM 31801 View Materials (♂) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM / ZSM) GoogleMaps   ; 8 ♂, 3 ♀, Pakistan, Kashmir, Himalaya Mts. , 30 km N Murree, near Nathia Ghali , Ayubia vil- lage, 2600m, 23.V.1998, leg. Gy.M. László & G. Ronkay, coll. Museum Witt, slides ZSM Arct. 71/2017   ♂, ZSM Arct. 72/2017   ♀ Volynkin ( Coll. MWM / ZSM)   .

Etymology. In the Greek mythology, Eirene was one of the Horae, the personification of peace.

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 15–16.5 mm in males and 17–18 mm in females. Cyana dohertyi eirene   differs from the nominate subspecies and C. d. mertsana (illustrated by Volynkin et al. (2019)) by its narrower and paler yellow transverse lines. The male and female genitalia of the new subspecies have no significant differences from those of the nominate subspecies. Compared to those of C. d. mertsana (illustrated by Volynkin et al. (2019)), the male genitalia of C. d. eirene have the slightly narrower sacculus with slightly weaker distal process, and the slightly shorter band-like cluster of spinules on the largest diverticulum of vesica. The female genitalia of C. d. eirene differ from those of C. d. mertsana (illustrated by Volynkin et al. (2019)) by the slightly shorter sclerotized posterior section of cospus bursae.

Distribution. Western Himalaya: Pakistan (Azad Jammu & Kashmir) and North India (Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand) ( Smetacek 2008, as C. dohertyi   ).

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Cyana