Nephelomilta sumatrana effractoida 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 : 408-409

publication ID

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

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5963781

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scientific name

Nephelomilta sumatrana effractoida Volynkin & Černý
status

ssp. nov .

Nephelomilta sumatrana effractoida Volynkin & Černý   , ssp. nov   .

( Figs.13–16 View FIGURES 13–24 , 89 View FIGURES 87–89 , 90 View FIGURES 90–92 , 129, 130 View FIGURES 126–133 )

Type material. Holotype ( Figs. 13 View FIGURES 13–24 , 89 View FIGURES 87–89 ): ♂, “ India W[est] B[engal], Darjeeling, 5 km oberh. [above] Rambi, 800 m, 30.VII.1990, leg. W. Thomas”, slide AV2347 ♂ Volynkin (Coll. NHMUK, ex coll. CKC).

Paratypes: INDIA: 1 ♂, India: Lt. Col. G.T. Oakes / Brit. Mus. 1925-463., slide BMNH (E) Arct-6535 ♂ Volynkin (Coll. NHMUK); 1 ♂, 1 ♀, [NE India, Meghalaya] Khasia Hills, Assam, Nissary (Coll. NHMUK); 1 ♂, 39 ♀, Khasis, Nat. Coll. (Coll. NHMUK); 1 ♀, Khasis, VI.1895, Nat. Coll. (Coll. NHMUK); 1 ♂, Khasis, IV.1896, Nat. Coll. (Coll. NHMUK); 2 ♀, India, Sikkim, Pemayangtse, 2000 m, 23–28.VIII.1990, leg. W. Thomas (Coll. CKC); 1 ♀, same data, slide AV2560 ♀ Volynkin ( NHMUK, ex coll. CKC); 12 ♂, 4 ♀, India W[est] B[engal], Darjeeling, 5 km above Rambi, 800 m, 21.VII.1990, leg. W. Thomas (Coll. CKC); 1 ♂, India W[est] B[engal], Darjeeling, Manjitar, 700 m, 1.VIII.1990, leg. W. Thomas, slide AV2559 ♂ Volynkin (Coll. CKC); 1 ♂, 2 ♀, India, W.[est] B.[engal], Darjeeling, 5 km above Rambi, 800 m, 21.VII.1990, leg. W. Thomas, slide MWM 31650 View Materials Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); 1 ♂, 2 ♀, NE India, Assam, Pan Bari Reserve Forest, 27°08'N, 94°00'E, 4– 7.VII.1997, leg. Sinjaev & Murzin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); 1 ♂, NE India, Assam, Kaziranga Wild Life, Pan Bari Reserve Forest, 26°45'N, 93°10'E, 100 m, 12–21.XI.1997, leg. V. Siniaev & M. Murzin, slide MWM 31649 View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); 1 ♀, NE India, Assam, Kaziranga Wild Life Res., 27°08'N, 93°56'E, 200 m, 2– 3.VII.1997, leg. Siniaev (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); 1 ♂, India W[est] B[engal], Darjeeling, 5 km above Rambi, 800 m, 21.VII.1990, leg. W. Thomas, slide MWM 31650 View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); 1 ♂, 1 ♀, NE India, W Meghalaya, Umran, 33 km N Shillong, 26°06’N, 92°23’E, 800 m, 14–23.VII.1997, leg. Sinjaev & Afonin, slides ZSM 35/2017 (♂), ZSM 36/2017 (♀) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); 1 ♀, India, Sikkim, Pemayangtse, 1200 m, above Rimbi, light-trap, 26.VIII.1988, leg. W. Thomas (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); 3 ♀, NE India, Assam, W Meghalaya, Garo Hills, Nokrek National Park, 25°40'N, 91°04'E, 1150 m, 2–13.VII 1997, leg. Afonin & Sinajev (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); THAILAND: 8 ♂, C Thailand, Saraburi [prov.], Khao Yai NP, Khao Khieo, 752 m, 14°24’20’’N, 101°22’14’’E, 1.VI.2005, leg. K. Černý, slides AV2845 ♂, AV2846 ♂ Volynkin (Coll. CKC); 5 ♂, SW Thailand, Ranong [prov.], Ranong, 380 m, 10°01’32’’N, 98°40’13’’E, 17, 20.XI.2006, leg. K. Černý, slide AV2557 ♂ Volynkin (Colls. CKC, CAV); 3 ♂, 1 ♀, SW Thailand, Chumphon prov., Pa Toh, Ban Lang Tang, 162 m, 9°46’5’’N, 98°46’59’’E, 19, 21.XI.2006, leg. K. Černý, slides AV2847 ♂, AV4159 ♂ Volynkin (Coll. CKC); 1 ♂, 1 ♀, SW Thailand, Chumphon prov., Pa Toh distr., Ban Lang Tang, 162 m, 9°46’5’’N, 98°46’59’’E, 7.XII.2005, leg. K. Černý, slides AV4156 ♂, AV2848 ♀ Volynkin (Coll. CKC); 1 ♀, same locality and collector, but 7.XII.2005 (Coll. CKC); 2 ♂, SW Thailand, Surat Thani prov., Khao Sok NP, 89 m, 8°54’16”N, 98°31’52”E, 5.XII.2005, leg. K. Černý, slide AV4160 ♂ Volynkin (Coll. CKC); 1 ♀, SW Thailand, Surat Thani prov., Khao Sok NP, 199 m, 8°53’23”N, 98°30’25”E, 6.XII.2005, leg. K. Černý (Coll. CKC); 1 ♂, SW Thailand, Surat Thani prov., Khao Sok NP, 89 m, 8°54’16”N, 98°31’52”E, 23.XI.2005, leg. K. Černý, slide AV4158 ♂ Volynkin (Coll. CKC); 1 ♂, S Thailand, Betong prov., Gunung Cang dun vill, Yala dist, 25.III.–22.IV.1993, J. Horák leg. (Coll. CKC); 1 ♂, 4 ♀, N Thailand, Chiang Mai prov., between Chiang Dao and Kariang, 900 m, 98°48’E; 19°25’N, 26.X.2002 leg B. Herczig & G. Ronkay, slides AV2842 ♂, AV2843 ♀ Volynkin (Coll. CKC); 1 ♂, 3 ♀, W. Thailand, Tak [prov.], Doi Mussoe, 812 m, 16°45.369’N, 98°56.4’E, V.2014, leg. T. Ihle, slide AV2856 ♀ Volynkin (Coll. CKC); 1 ♂, W Thailand, Tak [prov.], Doi Mussoe, 821 m, 16°45.317’N, 98°56.438’E, 11.V.2008, leg. K. Černý (Coll. CKC); 1 ♂, Chae Son NP 1200 m, Chiang Mai [prov.], Thailand, 26.IX.2008 leg. Kenichiro Nakao (Coll. CKC); 1 ♂, Thailand, Chiang Mai prov., Doi Inthanon NP., 39 km road N of Chong Thong, 1820 m, lower mont. forest, 1–3.VI.1998, leg. Dr. R. Brechlin, slide MWM 31666 View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); 1 ♂, SW Thailand, Chumphon prov., Pa Toh distr., Ban Lang Tang, 162 m, 9°46’5’’N, 98°46’59’’E, 7.XII.2005, leg. K. Černý, slide ZSM Arct. 43/2017 (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); LAOS: 1 ♂, S Laos, Prov. Khammouane, Phu Hin Bun, 500 m, 18°10.435’N 104°29.042’E, V.2014, leg. T. Ihle, slide AV2558 ♂ Volynkin (Coll. CKC); VIETNAM: 2 ♂, Vietnam, Prov. Nghe An, Distr. Que Phong, Ban Khom, 280 m, 19°40.5’N 104°54.1’E, 21–23.I.1999, leg. G. Ronkay, slide MWM 31674 View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); 8 ♂, Vietnam, Prov. Tuyen Quang, Na Hang Nature Reserve, 300 m, 105°5’E, 22°3’N, 22.II.–5.III.1997, leg. G. Csorba, slide MWM 31675 View Materials (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM); 5 ♂, 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, slides MWM 31676 View Materials (♂), ZSM Arct. 44/2017 (♂) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM);

Remark. Long time the subspecies was erroneously considered by authors as N. effracta   (Holloway 2001; Kirti & Singh 2015; Bayarsaikhan & Bae 2016; Bayarsaikhan et al. 2017).

Diagnosis. The subspecies widely varies in its size: the length of forewing is 9.5–11.5 mm in males and 14– 17.5 mm in females. N. sumatrana effractoida   ssp. nov   . differs from the nominate subspecies in its red forewing pattern, the paler hindwings and the significantly larger signum in the female genitalia. The male genitalia of two subspecies have no significant differences.

Distribution. North and North-East India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.

Etymology. The subspecies name refers to the long time confusion of it with N. effracta   .

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology