Stigmatophora (Stigmatophora) inanis Seitz, 1913,

Volynkin, Anton V., Huang, Si-Yao & Dubatolov, Vladimir V., 2021, A review of the Stigmatophora palmata (Moore, 1878) species-group (Lepidoptera Erebidae: Arctiinae) with description of a new species from China, Zootaxa 4999 (3), pp. 243-257: 255-256

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Stigmatophora (Stigmatophora) inanis Seitz, 1913
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stat. nov.

Stigmatophora (Stigmatophora) inanis Seitz, 1913  , stat. nov.

( Figs 20–23View FIGURES 16–23, 31, 37)

Stigmatophora palmata  form inanis Seitz, 1913  , Die Grossschmetterlinge der Erde, 10: 120 (Type locality: [ Pakistan, Punjab] “ Murree ”)  .

= Stigmatophora palliduspalmata N. Singh, Kirti & Joshi  in Kirti & Singh, 2016, Arctiid moths of India, 2: 112 (Type locality: [ India] “Jammu & Kashmir, Patnitop”), syn. nov.

Type material examined. Holotype (by monotypy) of Stigmatophora palmata  form inanis Seitz, 1913  ( Fig. 20View FIGURES 16–23): female, “Murree. 92-98 Harford Coll.” / “ Stigmatophora palmata  ab. inanis  Holotype. Seitz, Hampson Ab. 1” / red ring “Type” label / “560”, QR-code label with an NHMUK unique number “010606144” ( NHMUK).

Additional material examined. PAKISTAN: 1 male, NW Frontier, Sawar Gali , 1900m, 31.VII.1979, leg. W. Thomas ( MWM / ZSM)  ; 1 female, Kashmir, Himalaya Mts, 30 km N Murree, near Nathia Ghali , Ayubia , 2600 m, 25–27. VI.1998, leg. Gy. Fábián & B. Herczig ( MWM / ZSM)  ; INDIA: 1 male, Sabathu, Simla ( NHMUK)  ; 1 male, Kumaon Himalaya, Distr. Naini Tal, Bhim Tal , 1500 m, 27. VI.1971, leg. de Freina ( MWM / ZSM)  ; 1 female, the same locality and collector but 05. VI.1971 ( MWM / ZSM)  ; 1 female, Kumaon Himalaya, Distr. Naini Tal, Bhim Tal , 1500 m, 27. VI.1971, leg. de Freina ( MWM / ZSM)  ; 1 female, the same locality, but 26.IX.1977, leg. F. Smetaček ( MWM / ZSM)  ; 1 male, the same locality and collector but 27.III.1979 ( MWM / ZSM)  ; 1 female, the same locality and collector but 5.XI.1980, gen. prep. No.: MWM 31401View Materials (prepared by Volynkin) ( MWM / ZSM)  ; 1 male, the same locality and collector, but without date, gen. prep. No.: MWM 31400View Materials (prepared by Volynkin) ( MWM / ZSM)  ; NEPAL: 2 males, Annapurna Himal , 1200 m, 1 km N of Syange, 84´25´´E, 28´24´´N, 07. VI.1996, leg. Hreblay & Szaboky, gen. slide No.: MWM 31474View Materials (prepared by Volynkin) ( MWM / ZSM)  ; 1 male, Annapurna Himal , 1000m, 1 km S of Bahundanda, 84°25’E, 28°20’N, 06. VI.1996, leg. Hreblay & Szaboky ( MWM / ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 male, Annapurna Himal , 850 m, 1 km N of Besisahar, 84´23´´E, 28´14´´N, 05. VI.1996, leg. Hreblay & Szaboky ( MWM / ZSM)  ; 2 males, 1 female, Annapurna Himal , 1200 m, 8 km SW of Tatopani, 83´37´´E, 28´27´´N, 25. VI.1996, leg. Hreblay & Szaboky ( MWM / ZSM)  ; 4 males, Annapurna Himal, Geirigan village , 1340 m, 83°45´E, 28°20´N, 25. VI.1996, leg. Gy. M. László & G. Ronkay ( MWM / ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 3 males, 2 females, Annapurna Himal, valley of Kali Gandaki, 1300 m, near Tatopani , 83°39’E, 28°29’N, 20. VI.1996, leg. Gy. M. László & G. Ronkay ( MWM / ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 3 males, 4 females, the same locality and collectors but 03. VI.1996 ( MWM / ZSM)GoogleMaps  ; 1 male, Ganesh Himal , 2 km W of Thangjet, 21.VII.1995, 2300 m, 85°17’E, 28°10’N,), leg. M. Hreblay & T. Csővári ( MWM / ZSM)GoogleMaps  .

Remarks. 1. In the original description, Seitz (1913) introduced the name inanis  as a form of S. palmata  for the ‘aberration’ with a reduced pattern from Murree described by Hampson (1900). According to the article 45.6.4 of ICZN (1999), the name published before 1961 as a ‘form’ is subspecific and therefore valid. Subsequently, Strand (1922) considered this taxon as only an aberration of S. palmata  . However, its male and female genitalia are clearly different from those of S. palmata  and we hereby upgrade inanis  to species level. 2. Seitz (1913) did not mention a number of specimens, but Hampson (1900) cited one female from Murree, therefore we hereby consider the ‘Type’ female specimen from Murree deposited in the NHMUK collection as a holotype by monotypy. 3. The male genitalia of S. palliduspalmata  illustrated by Kirti & Singh (2016) display no differences from those of different populations of S. inanis  examined therefore we hereby synonymize S. palliduspalmata  with S. inanis  .

Diagnosis. The forewing length is 13–14 mm in males and 13–15 mm in females. The species is similar externally to the pale form of the Taiwanese S. karenkonis  but can be distinguished by the postmedial line interrupted into three transverse streaks whereas the postmedial line of S. karenkonis  is entire or interrupted only in its fore half. Additionally, the posterior section of the postmedial line of S. inanis  is straight and separated from the anal wing margin while that of S. karenkonis  is curved outwards and reaching the wing margin. The male genitalia of S. inanis  are clearly different from those of other congeners by the short and wide valva (it is narrower and more elongate in other species) and the strongly elongate distal saccular process having a long, thin and pointed tip (it is markedly shorter with a less elongate tip in other species). In the aedeagus vesica, the bases of the largest cornuti are the widest in the species-group. The female genitalia of S. inanis  are easily recognizable by their broad distal section of the appendix bursae with a relatively wide tip, whereas the distal sections of the appendices bursae of other species of the species-group are conspicuously tapered with a narrow tip.

Distribution. The species is known from Pakistan (Punjab) ( Seitz 1913), North India (Jammu & Kashmir ( Kirti & Singh 2016, as S. palliduspalmata  ) and Uttarakhand) and Nepal.

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Arctiidae

Genus

Stigmatophora

Loc

Stigmatophora (Stigmatophora) inanis Seitz, 1913

Volynkin, Anton V., Huang, Si-Yao & Dubatolov, Vladimir V. 2021
2021
Loc

Stigmatophora palliduspalmata

N. Singh, Kirti & Joshi 2016
2016
Loc

inanis

Seitz 1913
1913