Pygoluciola Wittmer

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: 108-109

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Pygoluciola Wittmer
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Pygoluciola Wittmer  

Pygoluciola Wittmer, 1939:21   . Ballantyne & Lambkin, 2006:22; 2009: 21. Ballantyne 2008: 1 View Cited Treatment . Fu et Ballantyne, 2008:1 View Cited Treatment . Luciola (Pygoluciola) (Wittmer)   . McDermott, 1966:115; Ballantyne, 1968:119; Ballantyne & McLean, 1970:233; Ballantyne

& Lambkin, 2000: 82, 2001:363.

Type species.– Pygoluciola stylifer Wittmer, 1939   , by monotypy ( RMNH)   .

Diagnosis. Fu and Ballantyne (2008) gave a revised generic description which included species where the terminal abdominal segments were not prolonged, and characterised the two differing male forms included in the genus here. In one, consistent with Pygoluciola sensu Wittmer (1939)   the median posterior margin of both V7 and T8 narrow and strongly incline either dorsally (V7) or ventrally (T8), often overlapping each other in dried specimens. In the second (* in list below) V7 has no posterior projection, while T8 may narrow very slightly and can be narrowly downturned. Both forms have a distinctive genital complex: aedeagus with LL considerably longer than ML and membranous in apical half; basal portion well sclerotised; aedeagal sheath with narrow elongate anterior portion of sheath sternite and expanded posterior area; lateral arms of tergite clearly visible at sides. Female: macropterous and assumed capable of flight. Larva not associated.

This analysis includes an as yet undescribed species of Pygoluciola   ( Fig.4 View FIGURES 3–5 Node 50 blue number 21) which lacks the pronounced terminal abdomen modifications of Pygoluciola sensu Wittmer.  

List of species of Pygoluciola Wittmer  

* = Species without prolongations of terminal abdominal segments in the male

- cowleyi (Blackburn)   comb. n. *

- guigliae (Ballantyne)  

- hamulata (Olivier)  

- kinabalua (Ballantyne & Lambkin)  

- qingyu Fu et Ballantyne   *

- satoi Ballantyne  

- stylifer Wittmer  

- wittmeri (Ballantyne)  

Key to species of Pygoluciola   using males

Modified and expanded from Ballantyne (2008)

1. Median posterior margin of V7 rounded, not narrowly prolonged; median posterior margin of T8 not prolonged.......... 2 Median posterior margin of V7 narrowly prolonged and curving dorsally; median posterior margin of T8 prolonged narrowly and curving ventrally ( Ballantyne & Lambkin 2006 Figs 18–27 View FIGURES 18–25 View FIGURES 26–34 )................................................ 3

2. SE Asian species; black elytra and pinkish pronotum with median dark markings ( Fu & Ballantyne 2008 Fig. 13 View FIGURES 9–17 )............................................................................................ qingyu Fu et Ballantyne Known   only from N. Australia; elytra light brownish with paler margins; pronotum yellowish with extensive median dark markings; eyes with a strong posterolateral excavation visible when resting head withdrawn ( Ballantyne & Lambkin 2009 Fig. 493)....................................................................... cowleyi (Blackburn)   comb. nov.

3. All tibiae curved; lateral margins of elytra tapering posteriorly ( Ballantyne & Lambkin, 2006, Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 ).................. 4

– No tibiae curved; lateral margins of elytra usually sub-parallel-sided............................................. 5

4. Apex of median posterior projection of T8 no wider than rest and rounded, not emarginate; lateral margins of pronotum slightly sinuate ( Ballantyne & Lambkin, 2006 Figs 1 View FIGURE 1 , 19, 21 View FIGURES 18–25 )................................... guigliae Ballantyne  

– Apex of median posterior projection of T8 wider than rest and medianly emarginate; lateral margins of pronotum not slightly sinuate ( Ballantyne & Lambkin, 2006 Figs 4 View FIGURES 3–5 , 25 View FIGURES 18–25 )................................................ stylifer Wittmer  

5 Median posterior projection of abdominal V7 bifurcate at apex ( Ballantyne & Lambkin, 2006 Figs 18 View FIGURES 18–25 , 26 View FIGURES 26–34 ).............. 6

– Median posterior projection of abdominal V7 not bifurcate at apex..............................................7

6 Apex of median posterior projection of abdominal V7 deeply emarginate, laterally ensheathing the downturned apex of T8 and projecting laterally beside it ( Ballantyne & Lambkin, 2006 Figs 18 View FIGURES 18–25 , 26 View FIGURES 26–34 ........................... wittmeri (Ballantyne)  

– Apex of median posterior projection of abdominal V7 shallowly emarginate, not laterally ensheathing the downturned apex of T8 and not projecting beside it ( Ballantyne & Lambkin, 2001 Figs 5 View FIGURES 3–5 , 10 View FIGURES 9–17 )............. kinabalua (Ballantyne & Lambkin)  

7 MPP of V7 elongate slender, ventral surface shallowly depressed along its length, and bearing on its median dorsal surface two slender teeth; posterior apex of MPP not differentiated; lateral margins of T8 downturned ( Ballantyne 2008 Figs 3–9 View FIGURES 3–5 View FIGURE 6 View FIGURE 7 View FIGURE 8 View FIGURES 9–17 ).............................................................................................. satoi Ballantyne  

– MPP of V7 shorter, about as wide as long, ventral surface not shallowly depressed along its length, and not bearing dorsal teeth; posterior apex (face) of MPP differentiated and shallowly depressed; lateral margins of T8 not downturned................................................................................................ hamulata (Olivier)  

Key to species of Pygoluciola   using females

Modified from Ballantyne (2008)

1 All tibiae curved..................................................................... guigliae (Ballantyne)  

– No tibiae curved...................................................................................... 2

2. Posterior margin of V7 deeply emarginate; bearing a small ridge anterior to... median area of deepest emargination; V8 with anteromedian prolongation not any more sclerotised than remainder of V8; T7 with anteromedian area rounded and elevated, lateral areas not flattened ( Ballantyne & Lambkin 2001 Figs 1–19 View FIGURE 1 View FIGURE 2 View FIGURES 3–5 View FIGURE 6 View FIGURE 7 View FIGURE 8 View FIGURES 9–17 View FIGURES 18–25 )................... kinabalua (Ballantyne & Lambkin)  

– Posterior margin of V7 without an anteromedian ridge; V8 with anteromedian prolongation well sclerotised and visibly separated from remainder of V7; T7 without a rounded and elevated anteromedian area, with lateral areas flattened........... 3

3 Posterolateral areas of V7 irregularly expanded ( Ballantyne 2008 Fig. 7 View FIGURE 7 ).............................. satoi Ballantyne  

– Posterolateral areas of V7 not expanded.................................................... wittmeri (Ballantyne)  

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Loc

Pygoluciola Wittmer

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

Pygoluciola

Ballantyne, L. 2008: 1
Fu, X. H. & Ballantyne, L. A. 2008: 1
Ballantyne, L. A. & Lambkin, C. 2006: 22
Ballantyne, L. A. & McLean, M. R. 1970: 233
Ballantyne, L. A. 1968: 119
McDermott, F. A. 1966: 115
Wittmer, W. 1939: 21
1939