Trisinuata papuae (McDermott)

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: 119

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.5266915

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E46FF216-5E74-C53B-FF6F-BB06FED6EB0C

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scientific name

Trisinuata papuae (McDermott)
status

 

Trisinuata papuae (McDermott)  

Pteroptyx papuae McDermott, 1959:9   ; McDermott, 1966:117. Ballantyne & McLean, 1970:252.

Holotype. Male. NEW GUINEA: 148.23E, 8.37S, Monda , Buna District, xii.28.1943 (Cornell University). GoogleMaps  

Other specimens examined. NEW GUINEA: 147.10E, 7.53S, Garaina , 800m, 16.i.1968, J. & M. S., male ( BPBM) GoogleMaps   . 147.44E, 8.52S, Kokoda, 400m, iii.22.1956, JLG, 2 males ( BPBM) GoogleMaps   . 148.10E, 8.55S, Mt Lamington District , C. T. McNamara, v.1927 2 males, female; vii.1927, male, female; viii.1927, female; i–ii.1929, female ( AMSA) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. Small (4.4–4.6 mm long); entirely brown dorsally except for 4 median orange spots on the pronotum; deflexed elytral apex somewhat truncate along margin B with margin C slightly sinuate; distinguished most obviously from Tri. papuana   by the presence of the deflexed elytral apex.

Remarks. This study extends the number of males known in collections. Luciola papuana Olivier   was described from a female coloured like M. papuae   . Males lacking the deflexed elytral apex are associated with Luciola papuana   and the species assigned to Trisinuata   gen. nov. and redescribed below. Table 9 lists Luciolinae   sharing similar pale brown dorsal colouration, of which three species, including this one, are assigned to Trisinuata   gen. nov.

BPBM

Bishop Museum

AMSA

Albany Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Trisinuata

Loc

Trisinuata papuae (McDermott)

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

Pteroptyx papuae

Ballantyne, L. A. & McLean, M. R. 1970: 252
McDermott, F. A. 1966: 117
McDermott, F. A. 1959: 9
1959