Pygatyphella undulata ( Pic, 1929 )

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 : 104

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5324480

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5324480

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0394D665-BE4B-FFDB-FF3C-53D42354E9C4

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Pygatyphella undulata ( Pic, 1929 )
status

 

Pygatyphella undulata ( Pic, 1929)

( Figs 263, 441–444, 447, 448, 450–455)

Atyphella undulata Pic, 1929:12 .

Luciola (Luciola) undulata (Pic) . McDermott, 1966:114.

Luciola (Pygatyphella) undulata (Pic) . Ballantyne, 1968:115.

Holotype. Female. PAPUA NEW GUINEA: in collection of Dr W. Wittmer, Switzerland.

Other material examined. All specimens in BPBM unless indicated otherwise. IRIAN JAYA: 4.10S, 138.95E, Nabire GoogleMaps : 5–50m, 25.viii–2.ix.1962, 2 males, J. S.; S. Geelvink Bay 13 males, female (10–15m, 1–5.ix.1962, J. S., 3 males; 10–30 m, 1–4.ix.1962, male; 5–50m, 25.viii–2.ix.1962, 7 males, J. S.; 10–40 m, 5.x.1962, jungle, light trap, male, H. Holtman; 7.x.1962, female, jungle, N. Wilson. Cyclops Mts: 2.34S, 140.31E, Ifar , GoogleMaps 450–500m, 8.ix.1962, male; 300–500m, 26.vi.a1962, male, J. S.; Sabron, 930 feet, vi.1936, 1 male, L. Cheesman ( NHML)

Diagnosis. A large (13–14 mm long) species with uniformly bright yellow pronotum and dingy yellow elytra with very dark brown apical and basal markings; V7 large, swollen and apically truncate, apex largely enveloped by the down turned apex of T8; most similar to Pygat. tagensis , in which T8 apex does not engulf the apex of V7, distinguished by its larger size and the uniform colour of the pronotum.

Female. 14.5 mm long. Coloured as for male except pronotum is paler yellow, the creamy white LO restricted to V6 and V7, 8 and T7, 8 are orange yellow, and more heavily sclerotised than preceding segments. Ballantyne (1968:116) characterised the holotype female.

Remarks. Ballantyne (1968) felt the distinctive colouration allowed reliable association of sexes, and assigned 11 males.

BPBM

Bishop Museum

NHML

Natural History Museum, Tripoli

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Pygatyphella

Loc

Pygatyphella undulata ( Pic, 1929 )

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

Luciola (Pygatyphella) undulata (Pic)

Ballantyne, L. A. 1968: 115
1968
Loc

Luciola (Luciola) undulata (Pic)

McDermott, F. A. 1966: 114
1966
Loc

Atyphella undulata

Pic, M. 1929: 12
1929