Medeopteryx elucens (Ballantyne)

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: 88

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.5266848

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E46FF216-5E55-C51A-FF6F-BA4CFE62EABE

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scientific name

Medeopteryx elucens (Ballantyne)
status

comb. nov.

Medeopteryx elucens (Ballantyne)   comb. nov.

Pteroptyx elucens Ballantyne, 1987a: 147   .

Holotype. Male. NEW GUINEA: 146.40E, 7.22S, 4 mi n Wau , elev. c 2800', near Kunai Creek, Lae Road ( ANIC). GoogleMaps  

Other specimens examined. Listings extend Ballantyne (1987a). NEW GUINEA: 143.35E, 3.35S, Wewak , 2–20m, 13.x.1957, JLG, male. 146.35E, 7.13S, Bulolo , 1010m, 19.viii. 1956, male, light trap, EF. 146.40E, 7.22S, Wau , Morobe Dist., 1200m, male 29.vi.1961, at light, male 22–30.vi.1962, light trap. 146.55E, 8.16S, Tapini, 1000m, 9–12.vii.1968, 2 males, Mena. ( BPBM) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. 6.5–7.2 mm long; pronotum and MN yellow, MS medium brown; head dark brown; elytral apices rounded; very similar to M. corusca   and M. cribellata   , from which it can be distinguished by the completely dark dorsal aspect of the abdomen, the outline of the median posterior projection of V7, the ventral surface of T8 including the shape of the flanges, and its simple single flash (the other 2 species have a bimodal flash) ( Ballantyne 1987a Fig. 11 View FIGURES 9–17 )

Remarks. Lloyd (1973a) recorded it as "abundant at the Namie-Bulolo site near Wau" and sympatric with M. effulgens   , M. cribellata   , M. sublustris   , and 3 Luciola species   , and the male flash pattern "a single, short flash with a period of about 5.5 secs".

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

BPBM

Bishop Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Medeopteryx

Loc

Medeopteryx elucens (Ballantyne)

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

Pteroptyx elucens

Ballantyne, L. A. 1987: 147
1987