Trisinuata minor (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: 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.5266913

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E46FF216-5E74-C53B-FF6F-BD37FDBAEEAA

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Felipe

scientific name

Trisinuata minor (Ballantyne)
status

comb. nov.

Trisinuata minor (Ballantyne)   comb. nov.

Pteroptyx minor Ballantyne   , in Ballantyne and McLean, 1970:261; Ballantyne, 1987a:157.

Holotype Male. NEW GUINEA: 147.24E, 9.25S, Bisianumu , east of Port Moresby, 500 m., ix.25.1955 ( BPBM). GoogleMaps  

Other specimens examined. NEW GUINEA: 146.40E, 7.22S, Edie Creek , near Wau, 1700m, 2.iv.1966, JLG, 2 males GoogleMaps   . 7.13S, 146.49E, Mt Missim , 1600–2000m, 21–24.ix.1964, M. S., male ( BPBM) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. Small (ca 4.5 mm long) with elytral apex barely deflexed; pronotum orange, elytra black.

Remarks. This species is now represented in collections by five males. The elytral apices ( Ballantyne, 1987a, Fig. 6 e, f View FIGURE 6 ) are swollen and bulbous and thicker than the remainder of the epipleuron, so their interpretation as "deflexed elytral apices" differs slightly from others, where the deflexed apex of the elytron is anteriorly prolonged and no thicker than the rest of the elytron.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Trisinuata

Loc

Trisinuata minor (Ballantyne)

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

Pteroptyx minor

Ballantyne, L. A. 1987: 157
Ballantyne, L. A. & McLean, M. R. 1970: 261
1970