Cyana puer ( Elwes, 1890 ),

Singh, Navneet, Bhattacharyya, Kamalika, Volynkin, Anton V. & Chandra, Kailash, 2019, A new species of genus Cyana Walker, 1854 (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae), Zootaxa 4603 (2), pp. 365-376: 368-374

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Cyana puer ( Elwes, 1890 )
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Cyana puer ( Elwes, 1890) 

( Figs. 9–22View FIGURES 9–16View FIGURES 17–22, 27–30View FIGURES 27–30, 33–34View FIGURES 31–34)

Bizone puer Elwes, 1890  ; Proceedings of the general meetings for scientific business of the Zoological Society of London 1890: 392

Type material examined. Holotype  ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 9–16): ♂, printed label “Darjeeling. 20 July 1886. H.J. Elwes. ” / handwritten label “ Bizone puer Elwes Type  ” / round printed label with red circle “Type” / “ Collectio H.J. Elwes ” / “Rothschild Bequest B.M. 1939-I ” / printed label with QR-code “ NHMUK010402104View Materials ” (Coll. NHMUK).

Other material examined (217 ³, 39 ♀). INDIA: 1 ♂, [West Bengal], Gopaldhara, Darjeeling, 1049–1768 m (H. Secvens ), 29.IX. [19]18, Slg. Daniel (Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, Himalaya, Ta Tak dah, 1910 m, Coll. Daniel ( Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, Himalaya, Ta Tak dah, 1920 m, Franz Daniel München ( Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 4 ♂, 6 ♀, India [West Bengal] W.B., Darjeeling, Mangpu , 1600 m, 9.VII.1986, leg. W. Thomas, slide MWM 34430View Materials (♀) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 4 ♂, 1 ♀, India [West Bengal] W.B., Darjeeling, Mangpu Road , 1800 m, 11.VII.1986, leg. W. Thomas (Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 6 ♂, India [West Bengal] W.B., Darjeeling, Mangpu Road , 1800 m, 18.VI.1987, leg. Dr. W. Thomas, slide MWM 34429View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 4 ♂, 2 ♀, India [West Bengal] W.B., Darjeeling, 3 miles vill, 1900 m, 29.VI.1986, leg. Dr. W. Thomas, slide MWM 34470View Materials (♂) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 2 ♂, India [West Bengal] W.B., Darjeeling , 2000 m, 12–20.VIII.1985, leg. Dr. W. Thomas, slide MWM 34469View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, India [West Bengal] W.B., Darjeeling, 5 km above Rambi , 800 m, 21.VII.1990, leg. W. Thomas (Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 4 ♂, 5 ♀, India [West Bengal] WB, Kalimpong Algarah, 1700 m, 5–6.VII.1986, leg. W. Thomas, slides MWM 34458View Materials (♂), MWM 34459View Materials (♂) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 1 ♀, [India] Sikkim, Mt. Kanchenjunga SE, 27°30’N, 88°20’E, 2600 m, 9–10.VIII.1995, leg. E. Afonin & V. Sinjaev, ex coll. A. Schintl- meister (Coll. MWM /ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 125 ♂, 150 ♀, NE India, Assam, W Meghalaya [Meghalaya], Garo Hills, Nokrek National Park , 25°40’N, 91°04’E, 1150 m, 2–13.VII.1997, leg. Afonin & Sinjaev, slides MWM 34432View Materials (♂), MWM 34489View Materials (♀), MWM 34491View Materials (♀) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM /ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, NE India, W Meghalaya, Nokrek National Park, Garo Hills , 25°40’N, 91°04’E, 1150 m, 2–13.VII.1997, leg. Afonin & Siniaev, slide MWM 34457View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM /ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, Khasia Hills, Assam [Meghalaya]/ Rothschild Bequest B.M. 1939-I / NHMUK010916042View Materials, slide NHMUK010314631View Materials Volynkin (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 1 ♀, [Meghalaya] Khasis, Nat. Coll. / Collectio H.J. Elwes / Rothschild Bequest B.M. 1939-I / NHMUK010916036View Materials, slide NHMUK010314632View Materials Volynkin (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 1 ♂, [West Bengal], Gopaldhara, Darjeeling, 1049–1768 m. (H. Stevens ) / Rothschild Bequest B.M. 1939-I / NHMUK010916033View Materials, slide NHMUK010314629View Materials Volynkin (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 1 ♀, Gopaldhara, Mirik, Sikkim [West Bengal] (H. Stevens ) / Rothschild Bequest B.M. 1939-I / NHMUK010916034View Materials, slide NHMUK010314630View Materials Volynkin (Coll. NHMUK)  ; 1 ♂, [West Bengal], Gopaldhara, Darjeeling , 1439 m. (H. Stevens), slide AV2089  ♂ Volynkin ( Coll. ZFMK)  ; 1 ♀, Assam [Meghalaya], Khasia Hills, Nissary , ide AV2090  ♀ Volynkin ( Coll. ZFMK)  ; 2 ♂, West Bengal, Kalimpong, Rishop , 2136 m, 05.IX.2016, leg. K. Bhattacharyya and team (Coll. NZCZSI)  ; 1 ♂, Nagaland, Zunheboto , 1830 m, 16.IX.1994, leg. Singh, A. P. (Coll. NZCZSI)  ; 1 ♂, Meghalaya, Jowai , 1380 m, 04.IX.2008, leg. Singh, N. (Coll. NZCZSI)  ; NEPAL: 21 ♂, Nepal, Ganesh Himal , 3 km W Gogne, 85°12’E, 28°05.5’N, 1700 m, 23.IX.1995, leg. B. Herczig & Gy. M. László, slides MWM 34460, MWM 34462 Volynkin (Coll. MWM /ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♂, Nepal, Mt. Kalinchok , 8 km E of Barabise, 1850 m, 5.VII.1997, leg. M. Hreblay & K. Csak, slide MWM 34463View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 3 ♂, 7 ♀, East Nepal, Deorali Danda, 1 km N of Yamphudin, 2000 m, 19.VI.1998, leg. Márton Hreblay & Balázs Benedek, slide MWM 34464View Materials (♂) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 2 ♂, 2 ♀, Nepal, Langtang, 9 km S Dhunche, 85°14’ E, 28°04’N, 2110 m, 23.IX.1994, leg. Csorba & Ronkay, slide MWM 34486View Materials (♂) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM /ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 8 ♂, 1 ♀, East Nepal, Deorali Danda, Anpan , 1900 m, 18.VI.1998, leg. Márton Hreblay & Balázs Benedek (Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 6 ♂, 1 ♀, East Nepal, Surke Danda , 1 km W of Kesawa, 2000 m, 16–17.VI.1998, leg. Márton Hreblay & Balázs Benedek (Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, East Nepal, Surke Danda , 2 km NE of Suketar, 2560 m, 15.VI.1998, leg. Márton Hreblay & Balázs Benedek (Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 11 ♂, Nepal, Ganesh Himal, Mailung Khola , cca 20 km NE Trisuli, 85°12,5’E, 28°04,5’N, 1040 m, 23.IX.1995, leg. B. Herczig & Gy. M. László (Coll. MWM /ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 6 ♀, Nepal, Ganesh Himal , 3 km W Gogne, 85°12’E, 28°05.5’N, 1700 m, 23.IX.1995, leg. B. Herczig & Gy. M. László (Coll. MWM /ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Nepal, Ganesh Himal , 4 km SW Haku, 85°15.5E, 28°06.5’N, 2200 m, 22.IX.1995, leg. B. Herczig & Gy. M. László (Coll. MWM /ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, Nepal, Sun- Kosi-Tal, Tibet Border , Kodari , 2000 m, 18.VIII. [19]71, leg. de Freina (Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, Nepal, Trisuli valley, 3 km N Betrawati, at the Trisuli bridge, 85°11’E, 27°59’N, 820 m, 25.IX.1995, leg. B. Herczig & Gy. M. László (Coll. MWM /ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, Nepal, valley of Tamea Kosi River , 1 km N of Dolakha, 1700 m, 12.X.1995, leg. L. Németh (Coll. MWM /ZSM)  ; MYANMAR: 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Myanmar, [Chin State] Chin Hills, Myohaung Camp , 2060m, 3–5.X.2002, leg. W. Mey, LF / Natma Taung NP, Area of Mt. Victoria, slides AV4255  ♂, AV4256 ♀ Volynkin ( Coll. ZMB)  .

Diagnosis. Externally, the species is polymorphic: colour of the transverse bands of forewing varies from crimson to orange; width and shape of transverse bands, and size of discal spots vary significantly. In the male genitalia, shape of uncus tip and width of distal section of valva vary, but the vesica structure is stable and diagnostic. The species differs from its closest relative C. neopuer  , sp. nov. by the genitalia structures only.

Distribution. The species was recorded from India, Nepal ( Kishida 2000, Holloway 2001) and Myanmar across altitudinal range of 750 m to 2,600 m. In India the species is distributed mainly in the Himalaya and northeast India in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya (Khasis), Nagaland (Nagas), Sikkim, West Bengal (Darjeeling, Kalimpong) ( Elwes 1890, Hampson 1894, Holloway 2001, Kirti & Singh 2015) ( Fig. 35View FIGURE 35).

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Cyana

Loc

Cyana puer ( Elwes, 1890 )

Singh, Navneet, Bhattacharyya, Kamalika, Volynkin, Anton V. & Chandra, Kailash 2019
2019
Loc

Bizone puer Elwes, 1890

Elwes Type 1890
1890