Medeopteryx amilae (Satô), 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: 84

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.5266840

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E46FF216-5E51-C51E-FF6F-BED9FEC6EE93

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scientific name

Medeopteryx amilae (Satô)
status

comb. nov.

Medeopteryx amilae (Satô)   comb. nov.

Pteroptyx amilae Satô, 1976: 1   . Ballantyne et al. 2011:10.

Holotype. Male. PHILIPPINES: 9.52N, 123.35E Cebu Island, Argao, 62 km S of Cebu City , 10.x.1968, (Yokosuka City Museum, Japan). GoogleMaps  

Diagnosis. With orange pronotum and dark brown elytra; without flashing data; very similar to M. effulgens   and M. fulminea   , (both of which have associated flashing data), distinguished from M. effulgens   by the brown head, and from M. fulminea   by its distribution in the Philippines.

Remarks. Previously it was considered that bent-winged fireflies without the MFC were restricted to New Guinea and northern Australia ( Ballantyne, 1987a). M. amilae   is the first species without the comb recorded west of the island of New Guinea.

The head colour between the eyes of the holotype as interpreted by LB is medium brown (Satô described it as yellow orange). This colour is characteristic of M. fulminea   which is retained because it is based on Behaviour Voucher specimens where accurate light patterns are related to individual specimens. No such data is available for M. amilae   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Medeopteryx

Loc

Medeopteryx amilae (Satô)

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

Pteroptyx amilae Satô, 1976: 1

Ballantyne, L. & Fu, X. H. & Shih, C. H. & Cheng C. Y. & Yiu, V. 2011: 10
Sato, M. 1976: 1
1976