Cyana dohertyi mertsana Volynkin & Černý, Volynkin & Černý & Saldaitis & Ivanova, 2019

Volynkin, Anton V., Černý, Karel, Saldaitis, Aidas & Ivanova, Maria S., 2019, On the correct identification of ‘ Cyana dohertyi (Elwes, 1890) ’ from northern Indochina and China, with descriptions of two new species and a new subspecies (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae), Zootaxa 4658 (1), pp. 155-167: 160-161

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4658.1.7

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scientific name

Cyana dohertyi mertsana Volynkin & Černý
status

ssp. nov.

Cyana dohertyi mertsana Volynkin & Černý   , ssp. nov.

( Figs 21–24 View FIGURES 17–24 , 35 View FIGURES 33–36 , 44 View FIGURES 43–45 )

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Type material. Holotype ( Figs 21 View FIGURES 17–24 , 35 View FIGURES 33–36 ): ♂, “N. Thailand, Chiang Mai, Doi Inthanon-NP, 1416m, 18°30´59”N, 98°28´13” E, 7.–8.V.2008 leg. K. Černý ”, slide AV2339 ♂ Volynkin (Coll. NHMUK). GoogleMaps  

Paratypes: THAILAND: 13 ♂, 1 ♀, same data as in the holotype (Coll. CKC)   ; 9 ♂, 1 ♀, same locality and collector, but 30.IV.2006, slide AV2340   ♀ Volynkin (Coll. CKC)   ; 3 ♂, N Thailand, Chiang Mai, Doi Inthanon-NP, 1500m, 18°31´5”N, 98°31´50”E, 28.–29.IV.2006 leg. Černý (Coll. CKC) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, N Thailand, Chiang Mai, Fang, Doi Ang Khang , 1425m, 29°54´11”N, 99°2´32”E, 25.–26.IV.2006 leg. K. Černý (Coll. CKC) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, same locality, but, 19.–23.IX.2006, leg. T. Ihle (Coll. CKC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, N Thailand, Changwat Nan, 30 km E of Pua , 1700 m, 14.–15.IX. 1999, leg A. Szabó and Z. Czere (Coll. CKC)   ; 10 ♂, 3 ♀, same data (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♂, same locality and collectors, 22–23.IV.1999 (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♀, same locality, but 16.XI.1998, leg. Tibor Csovari & Laszlo Mikus (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 1 ♀, N Thailand, Changwat Nan, 25 km N of Bo Luang , 1150m, 17.XI.1998, leg. Tibor Csovari & Laszlo Mikus (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 2 ♂, N Thailand, Changwat Nan, 25 km N of Bo Luang, 30 km E of Pua , 1700m, 14–15.IX.1999, leg A. Szabó and Z. Czere (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; 2 ♂, Thailand, Changwat Chiang Mai, 20 km NW of Sop Kha, 2 km S of Kop Dong , 1800m, 13.IX.1999, leg A. Szabó and Z. Czere, slide ZSM Arct. 104/2017   ♂ Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; VIETNAM: 9 ♂, 8 ♀, N Vietnam, 1600m, Mt. Fan-si-pan (North), Cha-pa , primary forest, 22.17’’N 103.44’’E, 20–30.IV.1995, leg. V. Sinjaev & local collectors, slides ZSM Arct. 98/2017   ♂, ZSM Arct. 99/2017 ♀ Volynkin (Coll. MWM / ZSM)   .

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 14.5– 17 mm in males (15 mm in the holotype) and 19–20 mm in females. Cyana dohertyi mertsana   ( Figs 21–24 View FIGURES 17–24 ) differs from the nominate subspecies ( Figs 17–20 View FIGURES 17–24 ) by its broader transverse lines of forewing. The male genitalia of the new subspecies ( Figs 35 View FIGURES 33–36 ) are very similar to those of C. dohertyi dohertyi   ( Figs 33, 34 View FIGURES 33–36 ), but are characterized by the slightly broader sacculus with slightly more robust distal process, and the slightly longer band-like cluster of spinules on the largest diverticulum of vesica. Compared to those of the Chi- nese sister species C. ariadne   ( Figs 15, 16 View FIGURES 9–16 , 36 View FIGURES 33–36 ), the male genitalia of C. dohertyi mertsana   are characterized by the slightly broader sacculus with slightly more robust and short distal process, and the smaller spinules of the cluster on the largest diverticulum. The female genitalia of the new subspecies ( Fig. 44 View FIGURES 43–45 ) have the slightly longer sclerotized posterior section of cospus bursae than those of C. dohertyi dohertyi   ( Fig. 43 View FIGURES 43–45 ), and the narrower sclerotized posterior section of corpus bursae, the smaller signum bursae, and the smaller appendix bursae than those of C. ariadne   ( Fig. 45 View FIGURES 43–45 ).

Distribution. North Thailand (provinces of Chiang Mai and Nan) and North Vietnam (Lao Cai Province). The nominate subspecies is distributed in Himalaya and Southwestern China (NW Yunnan).

Etymology. In the Slavic mythology, Mertsana is the heavenly Goddess, the ruler of the dawn and the patroness of a good and abundant harvest.

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Cyana