Pygatyphella tagensis ( Ballantyne, 1968 )

Ballantyne, Lesley A. & Lambkin, Christine, 2009, Systematics of Indo-Pacific fireflies with a redefinition of Australasian Atyphella Olliff, Madagascan Photuroluciola Pic, and description of seven new genera from the Luciolinae (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), Zootaxa 1997, pp. 1-188 : 102

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5324470

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5324470

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scientific name

Pygatyphella tagensis ( Ballantyne, 1968 )
status

 

Pygatyphella tagensis ( Ballantyne, 1968)

( Figs 261, 262, 445, 446, 449)

Luciola (Pygatyphella) tagensis Ballantyne, 1968:117 .

Holotype. Male. PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Southern Highlands Pr., 6.33S, 143.30E, Tage, Lake Kutubu , 2700 feet, 15.x.1960, flying after dark, J. H. Barrett ( QM). GoogleMaps

Diagnosis. Most similar to Pygat. undulata , with which it shares a bluntly rounded V7 with a broad short MPP; MPP not enveloped by the apex of T8 which is not down turned; distinguished by its smaller size (8–10 mm vs 13–14 mm), and variable brown markings on the pronotum ( undulata has an unmarked pale pronotum).

QM

Queensland Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Pygatyphella

Loc

Pygatyphella tagensis ( Ballantyne, 1968 )

Ballantyne, Lesley A. & Lambkin, Christine 2009
2009
Loc

Luciola (Pygatyphella) tagensis

Ballantyne, L. A. 1968: 117
1968