Cyana (Idiovulpecula) maculata Karisch, 2013,

Volynkin, Anton V. & László, Gyula M., 2019, On the taxonomy of the subgenera Cyabarda Karisch, 2013, Idiovulpecula Karisch, 2013 and Paravulpeculella Karisch, 2013 of the genus Cyana Walker, 1854, with descriptions of three new species from Africa (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini), Zootaxa 4664 (3), pp. 377-389: 382-384

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4664.3.5

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CF2964-C74E-8B2E-FF6B-97B079CB5733

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scientific name

Cyana (Idiovulpecula) maculata Karisch, 2013
status

stat. nov.

Cyana (Idiovulpecula) maculata Karisch, 2013  , stat. nov.

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Cyana (Cyabarda) torrida maculata Karisch, 2013  , Esperiana  18: 126, pl. 19, fig. 143 (Type locality: “ Rwanda, Nyungwe, 2000 m ”).

Material examined. 8 ♂, Rwanda, Nyungwe , 2000m, K6, B. Turlin, 23.IV. [19]77, slide ZSM  Arct. 176/2017 ♂ Volynkin (Coll. ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, same locality and collector, but 30.III.74 (Coll. ZSM)  ; 2 ♂, same locality and collector, but 29.XI.75 (Coll. ZSM)  ; 1 ♂, same locality and collector, but 23.X.76 (Coll. ZSM)  .

Remark. In the subspecies’ original description, Karisch (2013) did not illustrate its male genitalia, mentioning only that “In ♂ genitalia, no differences from nominat C. torrida  could be found, and for this reason these specimens are provisionally treated as subspecies”.

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 14–15 mm in males. The species is easily recognizable by its large size and characteristic dotted forewing pattern ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 9–15). Cyana maculata  is the closest relative of C. lowa  ( Fig. 10View FIGURES 9–15). The differences between the two species are explained in the diagnosis of C. lowa  .

Distribution. The species is known so far only from southwestern Rwanda (Nyungwe Forest).

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Cyana

Loc

Cyana (Idiovulpecula) maculata Karisch, 2013

Volynkin, Anton V. & László, Gyula M. 2019
2019
Loc

Cyana (Cyabarda) torrida maculata

Karisch 2013
2013
Loc

Esperiana

Bourguignat 1877
1877