Acronicta (Viminia) grumi bicolor (Moore, 1881), Moore, 1881

Volynkin, Anton V., Matov, Alexej Yu., Stüning, Dieter & Behounek, Gottfried, 2015, On the taxonomy of the genus Acronicta Ochsenheimer, 1816 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). I. Redescription of Acronicta grumi (Alphéraky, 1897), with notes on synonymy and its subgeneric placement, Zootaxa 4021 (2), pp. 395-400: 400

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Acronicta (Viminia) grumi bicolor (Moore, 1881)
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Acronicta (Viminia) grumi bicolor (Moore, 1881)   syn. & stat. n.

( Figs 4–6 View FIGURES 1 – 10 , 13 View FIGURES 11 – 16 , 21, 22 View FIGURES 17 – 24 )

Acronycta bicolor Moore, 1881   , Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1881: 332 (Type locality: NW India, Punjab, Solun).

Type material examined. Photographs of syntypes: 1 female ( Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1 – 10 ), handwritten whitish label " Acronycta bicolor   Type Moore" / printed whitish label "Moore Coll. 94–106 " / printed round white label with red ring " Type " / white printed label with QR-code " BMNH (E) 1377132 " (coll. NHM); 1 specimen without body, handwritten whitish label " Acronycta bicolor   Type Moore" / printed whitish label "Moore Coll. 94–106 " / printed round white label with red ring " Type " / white printed label with QR-code " BMNH (E) 1377133 " (coll. NHM).

Other material examined. 1 female, Acronycta bicolor   / [18] 87, [ India], Solun, May (coll. ZISP), genitalia slide Matov0396; 1 female, Tibet, Dsagar-Bg., 3000 m, Juli, Staatsslg. München, e. coll. F. Papp, genitalia slide AV 1460 Volynkin (coll. ZSM); 4 males, 5 females, SW China, Yunnan prov., Lijiang, 2000–4000m, 18.v. 1934; 9.v., 10.v., 12.v. (2 females), 13.v., 24.v., 23.vii., 22.viii. 1935 (coll. ZFMK), genitalia slides Stüning 2288 -DS, Kononenko 1780 - ZFMK, 1781 - ZFMK.

Diagnosis. A. grumi bicolor   ( Figs 4–6 View FIGURES 1 – 10 ) differs externally from the nominate subspecies ( Figs 1–3 View FIGURES 1 – 10 ) by the darker and more monotonous blackish ground colour of forewings; in the male genitalia, A. grumi bicolor   ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 11 – 16 ) has a somewhat narrower apical part of valva, more or less C-shaped ampulla (in the nominate subspecies the ampulla is more or less Sshaped), less sclerotized medial part of vesica, and a longer and narrower sclerotized plate in medial part of vesica; in the female genitalia, A. grumi bicolor   ( Figs 21, 22 View FIGURES 17 – 24 ) has a more chalice-shaped and stronger sclerotized antrum.

Distribution. The subspecies is known from the Himalaya and southwestern China.

ZISP

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Acronicta