Cyana (Strigivulpecula) naumanni ( Kühne, 2005 ), Volynkin, 2019

Volynkin, Anton V., 2019, Two new ‘ Asura - like’ Cyana Walker, 1854 from Africa (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae), Zootaxa 4576 (2), pp. 395-400: 395-396

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4576.2.13

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:AC236EFC-7CEA-4A70-9D97-F0EEF53DA1F2

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CC8782-7E0E-FFB9-FF6D-6C3512ECFF74

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Cyana (Strigivulpecula) naumanni ( Kühne, 2005 )
status

comb. nov.

Cyana (Strigivulpecula) naumanni ( Kühne, 2005)   , comb. nov. ( Figs. 3–5 View FIGURES 1–8 )

Asura naumanni Kühne, 2005   , Lambillionea, 105(3): 490, figs. 5, 6 (Type locality: “ Rwanda, Akagera riv, S Kibungo/Ibanda-Makera

... 2.17S, 30.47E ”).

Type material examined. Paratype ( Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1–8 ): ♂, Kenya, Western Prov. , Kakamega Forest N.R., 2001–2003, ca. 0.21,3N   ; 34.51E, leg. L. Kühne / W Byango Hill 1600 m, 1.X.2002, light trap (12), 0.20,91N 34.51,71E / Paratypus ♂ Asura naumanni   by: L. Kühne / Genitalia slide A. Volynkin 2017 AV2899 ♂ (Coll. ZMB)   .

Other material examined. UGANDA: 3 ♂, Uganda, Mpigi, Mpanga Forest , 25–30.XI.2014, LF, leg. W. Mey, slides AV4243   ♂, AV4244 ♂, AV4246 ♂ Volynkin (Coll. ZMB)   ; 1 ♂, Uganda, Kibale National Park, Biol. Field Station , 19– 24.XI.2014, LF, leg. W. Mey, slide AV4245   ♂ Volynkin (Coll. ZMB)   ; RWANDA: 2 ♂, Rwanda, Nyungwe NP 1800 m, 11 km N Uwinka, 2°25’S 29°09’E, 03.VIII.2008, leg. J. & W. De Prins, slide NHMUK010315262 View Materials GoogleMaps   Volynkin (Coll. NHMUK)   .

Note. During preparation of the original description, the holotype of C. naumanni   from Rwanda (deposited in the private collection of Lars Kühne, Potsdam-Badelsberg, Germany) remained not dissected ( Kühne 2005). Nevertheless, Mr Kühne kindly dissected it at my request and confirmed that it also has only two bunches of cornuti in its vesica.

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 10–11 mm in males. The species belongs to the subgenus Strigivulpecula Karisch, 2013   (Type species: Cyana rufeola Karisch   & Dall’Asta, 2010) widespread in Afrotropics including Madagascar and the Comoro Islands and comprising seven valid species ( Karisch 2013). Despite the species’ unusual wing coloration and pattern ( Figs. 3–5 View FIGURES 1–8 ), the male genitalia of C. naumanni   ( Figs. 11, 12 View FIGURES 9–12 ) is very similar to that of C. (Strigivulpecula) nemasisha ( Roesler, 1990)   ( Figs. 6 View FIGURES 1–8 , 13 View FIGURES 13–15 ), but differ by its shorter cornuti of the distal diverticulum, stronger granulation of both diverticula, and the absence of a bunch of cornuti in the subbasal diverticulum.

Distribution. The species is known from Rwanda, Uganda and western Kenya ( Kühne 2005).

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Cyana

Loc

Cyana (Strigivulpecula) naumanni ( Kühne, 2005 )

Volynkin, Anton V. 2019
2019
Loc

Asura naumanni Kühne, 2005

Kuhne 2005
2005