Pteroptyx species

Ballantyne, Lesley A. & Lloyd, James E., 2013, Working and reference check list for fireflies of Melanesia (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae), Zootaxa 3736 (3), pp. 277-284: 281

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3736.3.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C3E21F1A-B054-42C5-B338-270DA8422DAC

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039E87E1-C90A-FFB7-769E-0470FDDBFCB6

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Pteroptyx species
status

 

Pteroptyx species   15.

Current species identification: Medeopteryx effulgens ( Ballantyne 1987a)   .

References: Lloyd 1973b, p. 997; 1973c, p. 268; Ballantyne 1987a, p. 141; Ballantyne and Lambkin, 2013, p. 87; Ballantyne & McLean 1970, Pl. 1 j,k; Hanson et al. 1971, p. 161; Hanson 1978, p. 2158; Buck et al. 1981a, p. 287; 1981b, p. 277.

Comments: Hanson 1978, Hanson et al. 1971, Buck et al. 1981a,b, and Ballantyne & McLean 1970, all identify an orange head species occurring in New Britain, as Pteroptyx cribellata   , thus conforming with Ballantyne and McLean's (1970) composite view of this species. Ballantyne (1987a) erected Pteroptyx effulgens   for New Britain fireflies with deflexed elytral apices and orange head, and Ballantyne and Lambkin (2013) transferred the species to Medeopteryx   .

Specimens in JELC: G630, 631, 633–636, 644 (paratypes)   .

Specimens in ANIC: G629 View Materials (holotype)   .

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Pteroptyx