Medeopteryx hanedai (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: 90-91

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E46FF216-5E5B-C517-FF6F-B96DFDCBEC77

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scientific name

Medeopteryx hanedai (Ballantyne)
status

comb. nov.

Medeopteryx hanedai (Ballantyne)   comb. nov.

Pteroptyx hanedai Ballantyne   , in Ballantyne & McLean, 1970:259.

Holotype. Male. NEW GUINEA: 144.44E, 5,51S Star Mountains , Sibil Valley ( BPBM). GoogleMaps  

Other specimens examined. NEW GUINEA: 143.00E, 9.00S, Western Pr. , Fly River, Losobip, 400–600 m, viii. 1969, JS, male, 2 females ( BPBM) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. 5.9–6.2 mm long; distinguished from all other Medeopteryx   by the median dark marking on the pronotum. (Characters of terminal abdomen not determined).

Remarks. Luciola aspera Olivier   , described from a female, has median dark pronotal markings similar to M. 

hanedai; however males without deflexed elytral apices are assigned to aspera   which is transferred to Australoluciola   gen. nov.

The Fly River male is the only representative of this species from other than the Sibil Mountains and the specimens may not be conspecific.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Medeopteryx

Loc

Medeopteryx hanedai (Ballantyne)

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

Pteroptyx hanedai

Ballantyne, L. A. & McLean, M. R. 1970: 259
1970