Medeopteryx similisantennata (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: 92

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.5266865

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E46FF216-5E59-C516-FF6F-BD9CFD39E962

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scientific name

Medeopteryx similisantennata (Ballantyne)
status

comb. nov.

Medeopteryx similisantennata (Ballantyne)   comb. nov.

Pteroptyx similisantennata Ballantyne, 1987a:158   .

Holotype. Male. NEW GUINEA: 145– 146.00E, 4– 6.00S, Madang District , Alexishafen, at bridge ( ANIC). GoogleMaps  

Diagnosis. Moderate sized (7.5–8.9 mm long); pronotum, MS and MN orange; elytra dark brown; LO entire in V7; dimple and hump absent; very similar to Medeopteryx antennata (Olivier)   , distinguished by the outline of the terminal abdomen and elytral apex and the uniformly dark antennae ( Ballantyne 1987a Figs 3, 4 View FIGURES 3–5 ).

Remarks. The specimens included by Ballantyne (1987b:159) in the type series of this species were initially included by Lloyd (1973a) in Pteroptyx   (now Medeopteryx   ) antennata   on the basis of their flashing data, and similarities with that species are discussed elsewhere.

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Medeopteryx

Loc

Medeopteryx similisantennata (Ballantyne)

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

Pteroptyx similisantennata

Ballantyne, L. A. 1987: 158
1987