Australoluciola nigra (Olivier) Ballantyne & Lambkin, 2013

Ballantyne, Lesley A. & Lambkin, Christine L., 2013, Systematics and Phylogenetics of Indo-Pacific Luciolinae Fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) and the Description of new Genera, Zootaxa 3653 (1), pp. 1-162: 58

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3653.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:72A07BC6-AEB0-4EBC-AFA8-F5871065680F

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5266820

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E46FF216-5E3B-C574-FF6F-BF84FD3EEE34

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scientific name

Australoluciola nigra (Olivier)
status

comb. nov.

Australoluciola nigra (Olivier)   comb. nov.

Luciola Gestroi   var. nigra Olivier, 1885:366   .

Luciola (Luciola) nigra Olivier   stat. nov. Ballantyne in Calder, 1998: 179. Ballantyne & Lambkin 2000:63; 2009:21.

Luciola humilis Olivier, 1896:2   ; 1902:80; 1907:52. Lea, 1909:108; 1921a:7. Ballantyne in Calder, 1998:179.

Luciola (Luciola) humilis Olivier. McDermott, 1966:105   . Ballantyne in Calder, 1998:179 (synonymy).

Luciola scutellaris Lea, 1929:344   . Ballantyne in Calder, 1998:179 (synonymy).

Luciola (Luciola) scutellaris Lea. McDermott, 1966:113   .

Holotype. Male. Luciola humilis   QUEENSLAND: Cairns ( NHML).  

Other specimens examined. NEW GUINEA: 8.51S, 143.11E, Western district Oriomo 3m, 6.viii.1964 H Clissold male ( BPBM). 146.40E, 7.22S, Wau Morobe Dist Big Wau Creek 1300m xi.1965 JLG malaise trap male ( BPBM) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. Males small to medium (4.8–7.6 mm long); pronotum orange, MS orange or black; elytra very dark brown, almost black; ventral surface of metathorax, and of V2–5 black; white LO occupying all of V6 (lateral margins sometimes dark brown); LO restricted to median basal area of V7, which is otherwise black; pronotal punctures small, shallow, mostly contiguous; MPP of V7 conspicuously produced, and may be slightly emarginate at apex; ventral surface of T8 with lateral ridges without flanges. Female macropterous, coloured as for male except for pale cream LO in V6. Larva dorsally pale with a broad pale median band ( Ballantyne & Lambkin 2000 Fig. 22c View FIGURES 18–25 ), distinguished from the very similar larvae of Aus. australis   and Aus. orapallida   in without marginal tubercles along the anterior margin of the protergum.

NHML

Natural History Museum, Tripoli

BPBM

Bishop Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Australoluciola

Loc

Australoluciola nigra (Olivier)

Ballantyne, Lesley A. & Lambkin, Christine L. 2013
2013
Loc

Luciola (Luciola) nigra

Ballantyne, L. A. & Lambkin, C. 2000: 63
Calder, A. A. 1998: 179
1998
Loc

Luciola (Luciola) humilis Olivier. McDermott, 1966:105

Calder, A. A. 1998: 179
McDermott, F. A. 1966: 105
1966
Loc

Luciola (Luciola) scutellaris Lea. McDermott, 1966:113

McDermott, F. A. 1966: 113
1966
Loc

Luciola scutellaris

Calder, A. A. 1998: 179
Lea, A. M. 1929: 344
1929
Loc

Luciola humilis

Calder, A. A. 1998: 179
Lea, A. M. 1921: 7
Lea, A. M. 1909: 108
Olivier, E. 1907: 52
Olivier, E. 1902: 80
Olivier, E. 1896: 2
1896
Loc

Luciola Gestroi

Olivier, E. 1885: 366
1885