Acronicta (Viminia) lutea ( Bremer & Grey, 1852 )

Volynkin, Anton V., Stüning, Dieter & Matov, Alexej Yu., 2016, On the taxonomy of the genus Acronicta (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). III. Acronicta lutea species group, Zootaxa 4193 (3), pp. 595-599: 595-596

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Acronicta (Viminia) lutea ( Bremer & Grey, 1852 )
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Acronicta (Viminia) lutea ( Bremer & Grey, 1852)  

( Figs 5–7 View FIGURES 1 – 8 , 17 View FIGURES 15 – 19 –20, 25, 28)

Acronycta lutea Bremer & Grey, 1852   , in Motschulsky, Études Entomologiques, 1: 65 (Type-locality: China: Beijing). = Pharetra leucoptera Butler, 1881   , Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1881: 595 (Type locality: Japan,

Yokohama), syn. rev.

= Acronycta suigensis Matsumura, 1926   , Insecta Matsumurana 1: 4, pl. 1, fig. 4 (Type locality: S Korea, Suwon). = Acronycta metaxantha funesta Draudt, 1950   , Mitteilungen der Münchener Entomologischen Gesellschaft, 40(1): 11, pl. I: 13, 14.

(Type locality: China, Hunan province, Hoengshan ), syn. rev.  

Type material examined. Lectotype of A. lutea   ( Figs 5 View FIGURES 1 – 8 , 17 View FIGURES 15 – 19 ) (hereby designated): male, grey handwritten label with two printed black frames " Lutea   , Nobis, Pekin [Beijing]" / grey handwritten label " Tatarinoff [leg.]" / whitish printed label "Coll. Acad. Petrop." / whitish printed label "coll. Grey " (in Russian) / (preserved in coll. ZISP)   ; lectotype of A. metaxantha funesta   (designated by Han & Kononenko 2010) ( Figs 6 View FIGURES 1 – 8 , 20): male, Hoengshan , Prov. Hunan 25.iv.1933 (preserved in coll. ZFMK)   ; paralectotype of A. metaxantha funesta   : female, same locality, 18.vii.1933 (preserved in coll. ZFMK)   ; holotype of P. leucoptera   ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1 – 8 ): male, handwritten yellowish label " Japan, Yokohama, H. Pryer, 81-94" / handwritten yellowish label " Yokohama, 81-94" / printed round white label with red ring " Type ", white printed label with QR-code " NHMUK 010604268 View Materials " (preserved in coll. NHM)   .

Other material examined: specimens from Russia (Altai Territory, Altai Republic, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Amur Region, Khabarovsk and Primorye Territories), Mongolia ([ Ulaanbaator ] “ Urga ”), North Korea , China (Heilongjiang, Hunan, Shandong, Shaanxi), Japan ( Colls ZISP, NHM, ZFMK, AVB)   .

Diagnosis. The species has forewing pattern typical for some other Viminia   species, e.g., Acronycta rumicis (Linnaeus)   and Acronycta indica (Moore)   , but differs from them by its yellow hindwings ground colour. Externally, A. lutea   , especially dark specimens, also resembles Acronycta catocaloida (Graeser)   belonging to the subgenus Hylonycta Sugi   , but differs clearly by its genitalia structure. Male and female genitalia are surprisingly very close to those of A. nigricans   , the differences are listed in the diagnosis of the latter.

Note. The taxon leucoptera Butler   described from Japan was treated as a subspecies of A. lutea   by Sugi (1982), but later it was treated as a junior synonym of A. lutea   ( Kononenko et al. 1998; Kononenko 2003; 2005; 2010; Han & Kononenko 2010). Acronycta metaxantha funesta   was synonymized with A. lutea   by Han & Kononenko (2010) on the basis of examination of the type specimens of funesta. Unfortunately, the authors did not publish any pictures of the lectotype and paralectotype of funesta. The comparison of the genitalia of the lectotype of A. lutea   (5, 17), the lectotype of A. metaxantha funesta   ( Figs 6 View FIGURES 1 – 8 , 20) and Japanese specimens ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1 – 8 ) confirmed the conspecifity of these three taxa.

Distribution. Russia (South Siberia, Transbaikalia, Russian Far East), Mongolia, NE and E China, Korea, Japan.

ZISP

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

NHM

University of Nottingham

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Acronicta

Loc

Acronicta (Viminia) lutea ( Bremer & Grey, 1852 )

Volynkin, Anton V., Stüning, Dieter & Matov, Alexej Yu. 2016
2016
Loc

Acronycta metaxantha funesta

Draudt 1950
1950
Loc

Acronycta suigensis

Matsumura 1926
1926
Loc

Pharetra leucoptera

Butler 1881
1881
Loc

Acronycta lutea

Bremer & Grey 1852
1852