Acronicta (Viminia) digna ( Butler, 1881 ), Butler, 1881

Volynkin, Anton V., Matov, Alexej Yu. & Han, Hui-Lin, 2017, On the taxonomy of the genus Acronicta (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). IV. Acronicta digna species-complex, Zootaxa 4344 (1), pp. 189-194: 189-193

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Acronicta (Viminia) digna ( Butler, 1881 )
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Acronicta (Viminia) digna ( Butler, 1881)  

( Figs. 4–7 View FIGURES 1 – 8 , 9, 12 View FIGURES 9 – 14 , 15, 17, 18 View FIGURES 15 – 19 )

Thalpophila digna Butler, 1881   , Transactions of the Entomological. Society of London, 1881: 176 (Type-locality: Japan: Yokohama).

= Acronycta michael Oberthür, 1884   , Études d'entomologie 10: 18, pl. 2, fig. 13 (Type locality: [Russian Far East, Primorye reg.] Sidemi).

= Sidemia hoenei Matsumura, 1926   , Insecta Matsumurana 1: 55, pl. 1, fig. 7 (Type locality: [ Japan] Honshu , Asama).  

= Acronycta agnata Draudt, 1937   , Entomologische Rundschau 54 (30–32): 397, Pl. IV, fig. 3d (Type locality: reported: " In kleiner Anzahl vom Hoeng-Shan (Prov. Hunan), Anfang Mitte April 1935 "), syn. rev.  

Type material examined. Holotype of Thalpophila digna   ( Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1 – 8 ): ♂, handwritten label “ Japan, Yokohama, H. Piyer,  

81–94” / handwritten label “ Thalpophila digna Butler   Type” / printed label with QR-code "NHMUK010354632" /

printed round white label with red ring "Type" (coll. NHMUK); syntypes of Acronycta michael Oberthür   ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 1 – 8 ): 8 ♂,

printed label “Sidemi (Mantschourie), M. Jankowski 1882” / printed label “Typicum Specimen” / printed label “Ex

Oberthür coll. Brit. Mus. 1927–3.” / handwritten label “ Acronycta michael Oberthür   (Etud. d'Entomol. X liv. pl. II fig.

13)” (Coll. NHMUK); neotype for Acronycta agnata Draudt   ( Figs. 6 View FIGURES 1 – 8 , 12 View FIGURES 9 – 14 ), here designated: ♂, pink printed label

“ Hoengshan , Prov. Hunan, 16.IX.1933. Höne” / White label “Genitalpräp. ZFMK-Nr. [printed] 1850[handwritten]” /  

white handwritten label “ agnata   ” (Coll. ZFMK).

Other material examined: series of specimens of both sexes from Russian Far East (Amur, Khabarovsk, Primorye Regions), North Korea, Japan (Honshu), China (Sichuan, Shaanxi, Hunan, Guangdong) (Colls. CAV, CGH, NEFU, NHMUK, NMNS, SZMN, ZFMK, ZISP).

Taxonomic note. Draudt (1937) reported the type material of Acronycta agnata   : "In kleiner Anzahl vom Hoeng- Shan (Prov. Hunan), Anfang Mitte April 1935.", but there are no specimens with date April 1935 in ZFMK collection. At the same time, the box with specimens determined as agnata   in ZFMK collection is supplemented with an additional label " Type verloren" [Type lost]. Obviously, the types of Acronycta agnata   , as well as the most part of the collection of M. Draudt, which was located in Darmstadt, Germany, have been destroyed during the Second World War. Because of A. digna   and its closest relative A. metaxantha   have overlapping geographic ranges in China, the neotype designation is necessary. Here we designate as a neotype the topotype specimen from ZFMK collection determined as agnata   ( Figs. 6 View FIGURES 1 – 8 , 12 View FIGURES 9 – 14 ).

Distribution. East Siberia (Transbaikalia, Yakutia), Russian Far East (Amur, Khabarovsk, Primorye Regions). Korea, Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu), China (eastern part of Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Henan, Shaanxi, Hunan, Hubei, Fujian, Sichuan, Taiwan) ( Kononenko et al. 1998; Chen 1999; Han & Kononenko 2010).

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

CGH

National Museum of Prague

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

NMNS

National Museum of Natural Science

SZMN

Siberian Zoological Museum

ZISP

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Acronicta

Loc

Acronicta (Viminia) digna ( Butler, 1881 )

Volynkin, Anton V., Matov, Alexej Yu. & Han, Hui-Lin 2017
2017
Loc

Acronycta agnata

Draudt 1937
1937
Loc

Sidemia hoenei

Matsumura 1926
1926
Loc

Acronycta michael Oberthür, 1884

Oberthur 1884
1884
Loc

Thalpophila digna

Butler 1881
1881