Miltochrista lavides Volynkin, Černý & N. Singh, 2020

Volynkin, Anton V., Singh, Navneet, Černý, Karel, Kirti, Jagbir Singh & Datta, Harvinder Singh, 2020, Revision of the Miltochrista obliquilinea species-group, with descriptions of four new species (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini), Zootaxa 4780 (3), pp. 448-470 : 458-459

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4780.3.2

publication LSID

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3857228

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/2C1166E5-4B21-4059-8F3C-963D2EAB8174

taxon LSID

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Plazi

scientific name

Miltochrista lavides Volynkin, Černý & N. Singh
status

sp. n.

Miltochrista lavides Volynkin, Černý & N. Singh , sp. n.

( Figs 28–30 View FIGURES 16–33 , 50, 51 View FIGURES 50–53 , 62 View FIGURES 60–63 )

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Type material. Holotype ( Figs 28 View FIGURES 16–33 , 50 View FIGURES 50–53 ): male, “ Malaysia, Pahang distr., Cameron Highland, Tanah Rata env., 1450– 1500 m, 4°28’25.3’’N, 101°22’43.7’E, 15.III.2011 – 31.III.2011, leg. Karol Bucsek ” / red label “ Holotype Miltochrista lavides Volynkin, Černý & N. Singh ”, slide ZSM Arct. 2019-602 Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ZSM).

Paratypes (138 males, 257 females). MALAYSIA : 10 males, 41 females, with the same data as in the holotype, slide ZSM Arct. 2019-603 (female) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 3 males, 8 females, the same locality and collector, but 9.IV.–16.IV.2014, slide ZSM Arct. 2019-941 (female) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 3 males, 47 females, the same locality and collector, but 2.X.2012 – 23.X.2012, slide ZSM Arct. 2019-942 (female) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 3 males, 27 females, the same locality and collector, but 10.IV.2010 – 24.IV.2010 (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 2 males, 11 females, the same locality, but 1.IV.2011 – 7.IV.2011, leg. Hergovits R., Šauša O. (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 2 females, the same locality, but 15–23.III.2013, leg. M. Štrba, P. Viktora (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 11 males, 27 females, West Malaysia, Pahang distr., Tanah Rata env., 1550–1650 m, 1.III.–29.III.2009, leg. Karol Bucsek (Coll. MWM/ ZSM) ; 1 male, 5 females, Malaysia, Pahang, Tanah Rata env., N4.47, E101.37, 1–10.VI.2013, 1400–1600 m, E. Jendek & O. Šauša leg. (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 5 females, Malaysia, Pahang, Tanah Rata—Mt. Jasar env., 4°28’36’’N, 101°21’49’’E, 16–20.IV.2015, 1500–1690 m, E. Jendek & O. Šauša leg. (Coll. MWM/ZSM) GoogleMaps ; 1 male, 1 female, W Malaysia, Pahang, Cameron Highlands, W vic. of Brinchang Strawberry Park , 1700m, 08.10.[19]91, Roesler [leg.], slide AV5463 (male) Volynkin (Coll. CKC) ; 2 males, 3 females, the same locality and collector, but 09.10.[19]91, slide AV5464 (female) Volynkin (Coll. CKC) ; 3 females, the same locality and collector, but 06.10.[19]91 (Coll. CKC) ; 1 male, the same locality and collector, but 11.10.[19]91 (Coll. CKC) ; 1 male, the same locality and collector, but 16.10.[19]91, slide AV5492 (male) Volynkin (Coll. CKC) ; 1 male, 1 female, Malaysia, Pahang Province, central mountains, Fraser’s Hill, Bukit Fraser , 1050–1300 m, 19.IV.–8.V.2001, leg. de Freina (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 1 male, W Malaysia / Selangor, vic. Ulu Gombak FStC, ca. 300–400 m, NN, 3–10.II.1986, leg. W. Nässig / G4 (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 1 male, W Malaysia / Selangor, vic. Ulu Gombak FStC, ca. 300–400 m, NN, 11–16.II.1986, leg. W. Nässig / G5 (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 1 female, W Malaysia / Selangor, Genting Tea Estate , ca. 650 m NN, LF, leg. 22.II.1986, W. Nässig / H. Barlow (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 5 males, 4 females, Malaysia, Pahang state, Cameron Highlands , Tanah Rata, No. 72, 21.III.–2.IV.1995, coll. Gábor Ronkay (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 1 female, Malaysia, Tanahrata, Cameron Highlands , 15.II.2000, coll. V. Major (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; VIETNAM: 1 male, North Vietnam, Tam Dao , (sec. forest), 60 km NW Hanoi, 1200 m (21.34’N, 105.20’E), 1–15.XI.1992, leg. Sinyaev & Simonov, slide ZSM Arct. 250/2017 Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 2 females, the same locality and collectors, but 1–5.V.1993 (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 4 males, 5 females, Sued-Vietnam, Bao Loc (sec. forest), Rung Cat Tien , 1500 m (11.32’N, 107.48’E), 10–20.XII.1992, leg. Sinyaev & Simonov, slide ZSM Arct. 2019-688 (male) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 1 male, Vietnam mer., Duc Trong , 28.X.1984, K. Spitzer lgt., slide AV5491 (male) Volynkin (Coll. CKC) ; LAOS: 19 males, 8 females, 10–20.VIII.2014, South Laos, Champasak prov., 27 km ENE of Pakse, near Tad Fane waterfall, N 15°11’01.1’’ E 106°07’40.5’’, 950 m, leg. local collector, slide AV5618 (male) (Coll. CAV) ; 57 males, 49 females, the same locality and collector, but 20–30.VIII.2014, slides AV5616 and AV5617 (males) (Coll. CAV) ; THAILAND: 1 female, SE Thailand, Chantaburi Prov., Pang Nan Ron Distr. , 14.X.2006, leg. K. Cerný (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 1 male, SW Thailand, Ranong Prov., Ranong, 380m, 10°01’32’’N 98°40’13’’E, 3–4.XII.2005, leg. K. Cerný, slide ZSM Arct. 2019-685 Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ZSM) GoogleMaps ; MYANMAR: 2 males, 2 females, Birma merid., Tenasserim , 800 m, 20.IV.1995, Lf., leg. Steinke, slide ZSM Arct. 2019-637 (male) Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ ZSM) ; 2 males, 1 female, Burma, Tenasserim, Ca. 800 m, 15.XI.1995, leg. S. Steinke (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 2 males, 1 female, Burma (Myanmar), Tenasserim , Dawna Mts. , 800 m, 98°08’O, 16°52’N, VI–VII.1995, Steinke & Lehmann leg. (Coll. MWM/ZSM) GoogleMaps ; 1 male, South Burma, Tenasserim, Dawna , 2.IX.1995, leg. Steinke & Lehmann (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 1 male, the same locality and collectors, but IX.1995, slide ZSM Arct. 2019-439 Volynkin (Coll. MWM/ZSM) ; 1 male, 1 female, the same locality and collectors, but X.1995 (Coll. MWM/ZSM) .

Remark. The species was erroneously reported for Malay Peninsula as ‘ Lyclene lutara Moore, 1859 ’ by Bucsek (2012). Miltochrista lutara (illustrated by Volynkin (2017)) is distributed in Sumatra and Java Islands and has very different genitalia structures.

Diagnosis. Forewing length is 7.5–10 mm (wingspan 18–20.5 mm) in males and 10–11 mm (wingspan 20.5– 21.5 mm) in females. The new species is similar externally to M. adelfika sp. n., but the male differs by its more elongate discal spot of forewing situated more distally. The female of M. lavides sp. n. differs from that of M. adelfika sp. n. by its less elongate forewing with more arcuate anal margin, the discal spot situated more distally and the narrower subterminal area. In the male genital capsule, the valva structure is most similar to that of M. kosterini , but the costa is much more curved and broadened subapically, its tip is narrow, pointed and directed dorsally (whereas in M. kosterini that is broader, apically rounded and directed distally), the sacculus is broader, its distal process is rounded apically (in M. kosterini that is apically pointed), and the distal membranous lobe of valva is absent. Compared to that of M. kosterini , aedeagus of M. lavides sp. n. is more tapered, the aedeagus vesica of the new species is narrower, bears a bunch of three robust spine-like cornuti (whereas in M. kosterini there are four larger arrowhead-like cornuti), its subbasal ventral diverticulum is narrower but more elongated, its medial diverticulum is much narrower and more weakly granulated, and the vesica ejaculatorius is narrower. The female genitalia of M. lavides sp. n. differ from those of M. kosterini by their much smaller accessory bursae bearing a broader cluster of spinules at cervix bursae, much narrower posterior section of corpus bursae, and much smaller anterior section of corpus bursae bearing smaller spinules.

Distribution. The new species is widespread in South Myanmar (Tanintharyi Region), South and Southeast Thailand (Ranong and Chantaburi Provinces), South Laos (Champasak Province), Vietnam (Vĩnh Phúc and Lâm Đồng Provinces) and Malaysia (Malay Peninsula: Pahang and Selangor States) ( Bucsek 2012, as lutara ).

Etymology. In Greek, the word ‘λαβίδες’ means ‘tongs’. The specific epithet refers to the new species’ valvae shape, which makes the genital capsule similar to cooking tongs.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Arctiidae

Genus

Miltochrista

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