A review of the Barsine perpallida-B. yuennanensis species-group, with descriptions of six new species (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae)
Volynkin Anton V., Černý Karel, Huang Si-yao
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(1): 273-293, 2019
Published online: 3rd July 2019
Published in print: 10th August 2019
Abstract: The Barsine perpallida-B. yuennanensis species-group is reviewed. Six new
species, B. biformis Volynkin & Černý, sp. nov. (North Thailand and North
Vietnam), B. laszloi Volynkin & Černý, sp. nov. (Nepal), B. hausmanni
Volynkin & Černý, sp. nov. (North Thailand), B. andromeda Volynkin,
Černý & Huang, sp. nov. (China: Shaanxi and Sichuan), B. eurydice Volynkin
& Černý, sp. nov. (North Vietnam), and B. dao Volynkin, Černý &
Huang, sp. nov. (North Vietnam and China: Yunnan), are described. All species
treated are subdivided into five subgroups: B. biformis, B. perpallida, B.
flavicollis, B. hausmanni, and B. yuennanensis subgroups. Four new combinations
are established: Barsine hololeuca (Hampson, 1895), comb. nov., B. ruficollis
(Fang, 1991), comb. nov., Barsine nigrovena (Fang, 2000), comb. nov. (all three
from Miltochrista Hübner, ), and B. flavicollis (Moore, 1878), comb. nov.
(from Mahavira Moore, 1878). A lectotype for Mahavira flavicollis Moore,
1878 is designated. One new synonymy is established: B. perpallida (Hampson,
1900) = Diacrisia porthesioides Rothschild, 1910, syn. nov. Adults, male and
female genitalia of all species are illustrated.
Key words: Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini, lectotype, new combination, new species, species-group, species-subgroup, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Asia