Barsine victoria Volynkin & Černý, Volynkin & Černý, 2019

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: 545-547

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4668.4.7

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scientific name

Barsine victoria Volynkin & Černý
status

sp. nov.

Barsine victoria Volynkin & Černý   , sp. nov.

( Figs 5–8 View FIGURES 1–8 , 34, 35 View FIGURES 32–35 , 46, 47 View FIGURES 44–47 )

Type material. Holotype ( Figs 5 View FIGURES 1–8 , 34 View FIGURES 32–35 ): ♁, “[ Myanmar, Chin State] Burma, Mt.Victoria, Pakokku Chin Hills. 2,200m. 15–30.VI.1938. (G. Heinrich).” / “Brit. Mus. 1938-689.” / “ NHMUK010606265 View Materials ”, slide NHMUK010315203 View Materials Volynkin (Coll. NHMUK).  

Paratypes. MYANMAR: 2 ♁, 2 ♀, same data as in the holotype, slide NHMUK010315811 View Materials (♀)   Volynkin (Coll. NHMUK); 4 ♁, 1 ♀, [ Myanmar, Kachin State] Upper Burma: Htawgaw. 6000 ft. Capt. A.E. Swann, slide NHMUK010315810 View Materials (♁)   Volynkin (Coll. NHMUK); 1 ♁, [ Myanmar, Kachin State] Upper Burma: Hpimaw. Fort, Nr. Myitkyina , 8000 ft. Capt. A.E. Swann (Coll. NHMUK); 1 ♁, [ Myanmar, Kachin State] NE Burma, Kambaiti, 7000 ft., 16. VI   .1934, R. Malaise, slide NHMUK010315202 View Materials (Coll. NHMUK)   ; 1 ♀, same locality and collector, but 19. VI   .1934 (Coll. NHMUK); 1 ♁, same locality and collector, but 20. VI   .1934 (Coll. NHMUK)   ; INDIA: 1 ♁, Cherrapunji, July 1893 (Coll. NHMUK); 4 ♁, 1 ♀, Khasis, Nat. Coll. , slides NHMUK010315774 View Materials (♁)   and NHMUK010315779 View Materials (♀)   Volynkin (Coll. NHMUK); 2 ♁, Khasis, April 1894, Nat. Coll. (Coll. NHMUK); 1 ♁, Khasis, May 1894, Nat. Coll. (Coll. NHMUK); 1 ♁, Khasis, Aug. 1894, Nat. Coll. (Coll. NHMUK); 1 ♁, Khasis, Sep. 1894, Nat. Coll. (Coll. NHMUK); 3 ♁, Khasia Hills, Assam, Nissary (Coll. NHMUK); 1 ♀, Khasis , 5000 ft., Shillong, 25.IX,1927, Fletcher coll. (Coll. NHMUK)   .

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 10.5–11.5 mm in males and 12.5–13.5 mm in females. Barsine victoria   can be separated from its closest relative B. inflexa   by its slightly narrower forewing and thinner transverse lines and costal margin edge. In the male genitalia, B. victoria   differs from B. inflexa   by its uncus being much less broadened basally (that is discoid in B. inflexa   ), much smaller distal costal process situated on the valva apex, broader medial costal process, slightly larger distal saccular process, slightly shorter aedeagus, the presence of a cluster of cornuti on the subbasal diverticulum, the presence of the ventral medial diverticulum, and smaller distal diverticulum. The female genitalia of B. victoria   can be distinguished from those of B. inflexa   by their weaker spinulose scobination of corpus bursae and much smaller appendix bursae.

Distribution. North East India (Meghalaya) ( Hampson 1900, as B. inflexa   ) and North Myanmar (Chin and Kachin States).

Etymology. The species name refers to its type locality, vicinities of Mount Victoria in North West Myanmar.

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Barsine