Barsine gloriosa Moore, 1878

Volynkin, Anton V. & Černý, Karel, 2019, A review of the Barsine inflexa Moore, 1878 and the B. flavodiscalis (Talbot, 1926) species-groups, with descriptions of six new species from Indochina, India and China (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae), Zootaxa 4668 (4), pp. 543-561: 548

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Barsine gloriosa Moore, 1878


Barsine gloriosa Moore, 1878  

( Figs 11–14 View FIGURES 9–16 , 37 View FIGURES 36–39 , 48, 49 View FIGURES 48–53 )

Barsine gloriosa Moore, 1878   , Proceedings of the general meetings for scientific business of the Zoological Society of London 1878: 29, pl. 3, fig. 16 (Type locality: [NE India, Meghalaya, Khasi Hills] “Khasia hills”).

Type material examined. Holotype ( Figs 12 View FIGURES 9–16 , 48 View FIGURES 48–53 ): ♀, “ Barsine gloriosa   ♀ (type) Moore” / “ Miltochrista cruciata Walk.   aq Hmpsn” / “coll. Atkinson Moore ” / pink label “Origin.” / “ Coll. Staudinger ” / “914.” / “1029”, slide AV2886 Volynkin (Coll. ZMB).  

Other material examined. INDIA: 19 ♁, 7 ♀, NE India, Assam, W Meghalaya, Garo Hills, Nokrek Na- tional Park , 25°40’N, 91°04’E, 1150 m, 2–13.VII 1997, leg. Afonin & Sinajev, slide MWM 31609 View Materials (♁) GoogleMaps   Volynkin ( Coll. MWM / ZSM)   ; MYANMAR: 3 ♁, 3 ♀, Myanmar (Burma), 50 km E Putao, env. Nan Thi village , 950m, 11–16.V.1998, leg. Murzin & Sinjaev, slides ZSM   Arct. 52/2017♁, ZSM   Arct. 53/2017   ♀ Volynkin ( Coll. MWM / ZSM)   .

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 12–14 mm in males and 14–15.5 mm in females. Barsine gloriosa   can be separated from other relatives by its not wavy antemedial line and not enlarged connection of antemedial and medial transverse lines of forewing (that is also not enlarged in B. kanchenjunga   only). The male genital capsule of B. gloriosa   differs from that of B. dejeani   by its shorter and more curved uncus, longer tegumen being straight, the presence of a dentate plate of manica, narrower valva, less developed medial costal process, smaller distal costal process directed distally, smaller distal membranous lobe of valva, the absence of a basal lobe of sacculus, and trigonal, narrower and more prominent distal saccular process. The aedeagus of B. gloriosa   is longer and less curved than that of B. dejeani   . The vesica of B. gloriosa   differs from that of B. dejeani   by its unilobate and weakly granulated subbasal diverticulum, dorsal medial diverticulum bearing granulation and a narrow cluster of small but robust cornuti, smaller ventral medial diverticulum with smaller cornuti, smaller distal diverticulum being membranous, and smaller basal plate of vesica ejaculatorius. In the female genitalia, the antrum is broad, with a deep and narrow medial concavity (whereas in B. inflexa   and B. gloriosa   that is narrow and caliciform), the ductus bursae is long (that is much shorter in B. inflexa   and B. gloriosa   ), the corpus bursae is large and bears spinulose scobination.

Remarks. 1. Holloway (2001) has restored gloriosa   to a valid species. However, the male specimen from NE India dissected by Holloway (slide BMNH(E) Arct.-5273) is not conspecific to the holotype and belongs to B. garo Volynkin, 2018   . 2. There is a slight variation in the female genitalia structure: compared to those of the holotype female from Khasi Hills ( Fig. 48 View FIGURES 48–53 ), in the Myanmar population the antrum has a slightly deeper medial concavity, and the posterior section of ductus bursae is slightly broader ( Fig. 49 View FIGURES 48–53 ). However, male genitalia of both populations show no differences.

Distribution. North East India (Meghalaya, Sikkim, Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh) ( Moore 1878; Arora & Chaudhuri 1982, as cruciata   ; Chaudhuri 2003, as cruciata   ; Singh et al. 2005; 2014, as cruciata   ) and North Myanmar (Kachin State).


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Barsine gloriosa Moore, 1878

Volynkin, Anton V. & Černý, Karel 2019

Barsine gloriosa

Moore 1878