Colophotia, Motschulsky, 1853

Ho, - Z., 2019, The Luciolinae of S. E. Asia and the Australopacific region: a revisionary checklist (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) including description of three new genera and 13 new species, Zootaxa 4687 (1), pp. 1-174: 68-69

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4687.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CE73264D-C234-4B82-A634-CAD6254C5957

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4688837

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6C3DA91C-5178-1812-FF0E-F8E2EAA41D92

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Plazi

scientific name

Colophotia
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Key to certain species of Colophotia   using males

1. Elytral colouration mid to dark brown with pale lateral and sutural margins ( Ballantyne & Lambkin 2013 fig. 62); narrow high median carina present between LO halves.................................................... plagiata Erichson Elytra   pale brownish yellow dorsally, usually with an apical black area ( Ballantyne & Lambkin 2009 figs 98–100; 2013 figs 99–104, 107); median carina in V7 may be either well defined, narrow and elevated, or scarcely elevated, broad and rounded ....................................................................................................2

2. Dorsal colour pale brownish yellow with elytral apices dark marked ( Ballantyne & Lambkin 2009, figs 98–100; 2013 figs 99–103); median carina on V7 well defined, elevated and acutely margined; LO halves in V7 narrowly separated......... 3 Elytra totally pale yellow dorsally; median carina between LO halves low and wide; ( Ballantyne & Lambkin 2009 figs 510– 512); LO halves in V7 widely separated ( Figs 206−221 View FIGURES 206−214 View FIGURES 215−221 )................................. concolor Olivier   ; bakeri Pic  

3. PLP of V7 well defined at least half as long as MPP; LO halves in V7 well separated; long and wide MPP with median ventral groove, prolonged at its apex into large hooks which curve strongly dorsally..... .. particulariventris Pic   , praeusta Eschsch.   PLP of V7 very short, about ¼ as long as MPP; LO halves in V7 very close; MPP longer than wide, without median ventral groove, prolonged at its apex into relatively short slender hooks which curve slightly inwards and upwards.... brevis Olivier