Nephelomilta hortensis fansipana Volynkin & Černý, 2018

Volynkin, Anton V. & Černý, Karel, 2018, Revision of the genus Nephelomilta Hampson, 1900, with descriptions of twelve new species and two new subspecies (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae), Zootaxa 4472 (3), pp. 401-451 : 421-422

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4472.3.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DF1A207A-4FE1-4025-93BC-A3A3458AF37E

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5963838

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/D86C6B11-FFA7-6571-4680-F8BCFAAAFD65

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Nephelomilta hortensis fansipana Volynkin & Černý
status

ssp. nov .

Nephelomilta hortensis fansipana Volynkin & Černý , ssp. nov .

( Figs. 72–74 View FIGURES 71–83 , 115, 116 View FIGURES 114–116 , 145 View FIGURES 142–147 )

Type material. Holotype ( Figs. 72 View FIGURES 71–83 , 115 View FIGURES 114–116 ): ♂, “N-Vietnam / Tonkin, 1600 m, Mt. Fan-si-pan ( Nord ), Nebelwald [cloud forest] (22.15’ N 103.45 ’E), 2–4.III.1995, 2240 m, leg. Dr. R. Brechlin ”, slide MWM 31668 View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM).

Paratypes: 18 ♂, 11 ♀, N Vietnam, 1600 m, Mt. Fan-si-pan (North), Cha-pa , primary forest, 22.17''N, 103.44''E, 25–30.III.1995, leg. V. Sinjaev & A. Schintlmeister, slides MWM 31667 View Materials (♂) , ZSM Arct. 37/2017 (♀), ZSM Arct. 38/2017 (♀) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM/ ZSM) ; 6 ♂, 2 ♀, North Vietnam, Cuc Phuong , 60 km SW Hanoi, 400 m (20.15’ N 105.20 ’E), 18.XI.–3.XII. [19]92, leg. Sinajev & Simonov, slides MWM 31669 View Materials (♂), ZSM Arct . 39/ 2017 (♀) Volynkin ( Coll. MWM/ ZSM) ; 1 ♂, N Vietnam, Cuc Phuong , 60 km SW Hanoi, 20.15’ N 105.20 ’E, 21.XI.1994, leg. Sinajev & Simonov, ex coll. Schintlmeister, slide MWM 31670 View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM) ; 1 ♂, 2 ♀, N Vietnam, 200 m, Ben En Nat. Park, 40 km SW Than Hoa , 18.40’ N 105.40 ’E, 22–30.XI.1994, leg. Sinjaev & Simonov, slide MWM 31680 View Materials (♀) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM) ; 1 ♂, North Vietnam, Tam Dao , 60 km NW Hanoi, 950 m (21.34' N 105.20 'E), 17.X.1994, leg. V. Sinajev (Coll. MWM/ ZSM) .

Diagnosis. Length of forewing is 11.5–12 mm in males and 15.5–16 mm in females. Nephelomilta hortensis fansipana ssp. nov . differs externally from the nominate subspecies in its orange-reddish forewing pattern and paler hindwings. The male genitalia differ from those of N. hortensis hortensis sp. nov. only by the broader medial costal plate, the length of the medial diverticulum of the vesica significantly varies in both subspecies. The female genitalia of N. hortensis fansipana ssp. nov . differ from those of the nominate subspecies in the slightly larger right lateral protrusion of the ductus bursae.

Distribution. The subspecies is known from North Vietnam.

Etymology. The subspecies name refers to its type locality, Fan-si-pan Mountains in North Vietnam.

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Arctiidae

Genus

Nephelomilta