A new firefly, Luciola (Pygoluciola) Kinabalua, new species (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), from Malaysia, with observations on a possible copulation clamp

  • Ballantyne L
  • Lambkin C
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Abstract

Luciola (Pygoluciola) kinabalua, new species (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) is described from males and females; a key to males of the five known species of this subgenus is presented; morphology of the male and female terminal abdomen is described and it is suggested that a copulation clamp may function here. Continued cladistic analysis including this new species, which resembles the type P. stylifer Wittmer, 1939, continues to place Luciola (Pygoluciola) in a medial clade between Luciola and Atyphella.

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  • Copulation clamp
  • Lampyridae
  • Luciolinae
  • New species
  • Pygoluciola

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Authors

  • Lesley A. Ballantyne

  • Christine Lambkin

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