Medeopteryx platygaster (Lea)

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: 91

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.5266857

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E46FF216-5E58-C517-FF6F-BE7CFCF4EE2E

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scientific name

Medeopteryx platygaster (Lea)
status

comb. nov.

Medeopteryx platygaster (Lea)   comb. nov.

Luciola platygaster Lea, 1909:110   . Olivier, 1910b:45.

Pteroptyx platygaster (Lea)   . Ballantyne & Lambkin 2000: 69.

Nec Pteroptyx cribellata Olivier. Olivier, 1913b:417   (synonymy). McDermott, 1966:117. Ballantyne & McLean, 1970:242. Ballantyne, 1987a:133. Ballantyne in Calder, 1998:180.

Lectotype. Male. AUSTRALIA. Cairns , lectotype male of Luciola platygaster Lea   , designated by Ballantyne & McLean (1970) ( SAMA).  

Diagnosis. An Australian Medeopteryx   with orange pronotum, dark brown elytra, dimple and hump on V7, and narrowly deflexed elytral apex ( Ballantyne & Lambkin 2000 Fig. 20 View FIGURES 18–25 ). Female macropterous, larva unknown.

Remarks. Ballantyne and Lambkin (2000) revealed two species of Pteroptyx   (now Medeopteryx   ) in Australia, distinguished by the form of the deflexed elytral apex. The females recorded from Iron Range in Ballantyne and Lambkin (2000:69) are probably females of M. cribellata   .

SAMA

South Australia Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Medeopteryx

Loc

Medeopteryx platygaster (Lea)

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

Pteroptyx platygaster (Lea)

Ballantyne, L. A. & Lambkin, C. 2000: 69
2000
Loc

Pteroptyx cribellata Olivier. Olivier, 1913b:417

Calder, A. A. 1998: 180
Ballantyne, L. A. 1987: 133
Ballantyne, L. A. & McLean, M. R. 1970: 242
McDermott, F. A. 1966: 117
Olivier, E. 1913: 417
1913
Loc

Luciola platygaster Lea, 1909:110

Olivier, E. 1910: 45
Lea, A. M. 1909: 110
1909