A new subspecies of Nacaduba cyanea Cramer, 1775, from Buru, Maluku, Indonesia (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae)

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Across the world, natural-history collections hold thousands of species awaiting identification. In fact, researchers today find many more novel animals and plants by sifting through decades-old specimens than they do by surveying tropical forests and remote landscapes. An estimated three-quarters of newly named mammal species are already part of a natural-history collection at the time they are identified. They sometimes sit unrecognised for a century or longer, hidden in drawers, half-forgotten in jars, misidentified, unlabelled.” Museums: The endangered dead (C. Kemp, Nature 518 (7539): 292–294, London, 19th February 2015)

A new subspecies of Nacaduba cyanea (Cramer, 1775), N. c. sanane ssp. n., from the Indonesian island of Buru is described and illustrated. It is compared with nominotypical cyanea (TL: “West-Indiën” [= West Indies]; recte: “Oost-Indiën” [= East Indies]) and N. c. obiana (Fruhstorfer, 1915) (TL: Obi). All eight currently recognised Moluccan subspecies of N. cyanea, including N. c. sanane ssp. n., are illustrated and a map depicting their distribution in the Moluccas is presented.

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A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Entomology since 1857

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Cramer, P. [& Stoll, C.], 1775–1790. De uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America, 1 (1–7): xxx, 16, 1–132, pl. 1–84 (1775), 1 (8): 133–156, pl. 85–96 (1776), 2 (9–16): 157–208, pl. 97–192 (1777), 3 (17–21): 1–104, pl. 193–252 (1779), 3 (22–24): 105–176, pl. 253–288 (1780) [by Cramer; published by Stoll after Cramer’s death], 4 (25–26a): 1–28, pl. 289–304 (1780) [by Cramer; published by Stoll after Cramer’s death], 4 (26b–28): 29–90, pl. 305–336 (1780) [this and subsequent parts by Stoll], 4 (29–31): 91–164, pl. 337–372 (1781), 4 (32–34): 165–252, pl. 373–400 (1782), suppl. (1): 1–42, pl. I–VIII (1787), (2): 43–162, pl. IX–XXVI (1790), (3): 163–184, pl. XXXVII–XLII (1790), S. J. Baalde, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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  • N. c. cyanea. – 1, ♂ upper side (Seram); 2, ditto, under side; 3, ♀, upper side (Seram); 4, ditto, under side.

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  • N. c. obiana. – 5, ♂ upper side (Obi); 6, ditto, under side; 7, ♀, upper side (Obi); 8, ditto, under side.

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  • N. c. pindus. – 9, ♂ upper side (Bacan); 10, ditto, under side; 11, ♀, upper side (Bacan); 12, ditto, under side.

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  • N. c. epicoritus. – 13, ♂ upper side (Waigeo); 14, ditto, under side; 15, ♀, upper side (Waigeo); 16, ditto, under side.

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  • N. c. illustris. – 17, ♂ upper side (Kei); 18, ditto, under side; 19, ♀, upper side (Kei); 20, ditto, under side.

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  • N. c. smaragdus. – 21, ♂ upper side (Wetar); 22, ditto, under side; 23, ♀, upper side (Wetar); 24, ditto, under side.

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  • N. c. carissima. – 25, ♂ upper side (Pura); 26, ditto, under side; 27, ♀, upperside (Pura); 28, ditto, under side.

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  • Distribution of Nacaduba cyanea races on the Moluccan islands, Indonesia.

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  • N. c. sanane.ssp. n. – 29, ♂ HOLOTYPE (BMNH), labels; 30, ditto, upper side; 31, ditto, under side; 32, ♀ PARATYPE (ZMA.INS.1262548), upper side; 33, ditto, under side.

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