Luciuranus, Silveira, Khattar & Mermudes, 2016

Da Silveira, Luiz F. L., Souto, Paula M. & Mermudes, J. R. M., 2018, Four new species of Luciuranus fireflies from the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), Zootaxa 4413 (1), pp. 173-186 : 175

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4413.1.7

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D8C6FC14-7D26-4B48-8791-FD280FA14CCC

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5956922

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A2B422-FFF1-1173-FF02-FF02FA3D6EE2

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Luciuranus
status

 

Key to Luciuranus species (males only)

1 - Pygidium up to 2x longer than sternum VIII greatest length ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 2–18 )............................................ 2

1’- Pygidium at least 3x longer than sternum VIII greatest length ( Fig. 68 View FIGURES 58–74 )........................................... 4

2 - Eye big (slightly narrower than distance between eyes), pygidium with median third sinuose ( Figs. 6, 10 View FIGURES 2–18 ) (Serra da Man- tiqueira Mountain Range)............................................................. L. magnoculus sp. nov.

2’- Eye small (half as wide as distance between eyes), pygidium with median third rounded ( Figs. 34, 38 View FIGURES30–46 ) (Serra do Mar Mountain Range: Serra dos Órgãos Massif)......................................................................... 3

3 - Sternum IX with apices truncate, arms with internal margins subparallel; parameres with stout basal projections fused medially ( Figs. 43, 44 View FIGURES30–46 ) (Serra do Mar Mountain Range: Serra dos Órgãos Massif)........................ L. desideratus sp. nov.

3’- Sternum IX with apices acute, arms with internal margins divergent posterad, stout basal projections touching basally (Silveira et al. 2016: Fig. 33 View FIGURES30–46 )............................................... L. josephi Silveira, Khattar & Mermudes, 2016

4 - Pygidial groove present ( Figs. 67, 68 View FIGURES 58–74 )..................................................................... 5

4’- Pygidial groove absent ( Figs. 84–85 View FIGURES 75–91 ) (Serra do Mar Mountain Range: Tijuca Massif).......... Luciuranus carioca sp. nov.

5 - Lateral margins of pygidium subparallel, with a medial subquadrate projection (Silveira et al. 2016: Figs. 52–54 View FIGURES 47–57 ) (Serra dos Órgãos Mountain Range)............................... Luciuranus jameshooki Silveira, Khattar & Mermudes, 2016

5’- Lateral margins of pygidium strongly convergent posterad (Silveira et al. 2016: Figs. 73–75 View FIGURES 58–74 View FIGURES 75–91 ).......................... 6

6 - Arms of sternum IX slightly asymmetric in length, symmetric in apical width ( Figs. 69–71 View FIGURES 58–74 )..... Luciuranus takiyae sp. nov.

6’- Arms of sternum IX strongly asymmetric in length and apical width (Silveira et al. 2016: Figs. 78 View FIGURES 75–91 , 98 View FIGURES92–102 ).................. 7

7 - Elytra dark-brown, but lateral margins distinctly pale yellow; left half of sternum IX longer than right in ventral view; pygidial keels symmetrical and convergent posterad, subapically indented in lateral view (Silveira et al. 2016: Figs. 67 View FIGURES 58–74 , 78, 73–75 View FIGURES 75–91 View FIGURES 58–74 , respectively) (Serra da Mantiqueira Mountain Range)............ Luciuranus sinistrus Silveira, Khattar & Mermudes, 2016

7’- Elytra entirely dark-brown, right half of sternum IX longer than left in ventral view; pygidial keels asymmetrical and elliptic ventrad, somewhat straight or sinuose in lateral view (Silveira et al. 2016: Figs. 87 View FIGURES 75–91 , 98, 94 View FIGURES92–102 , respectively) (Serra da Mantiqueira Mountain Range).......................................... Luciuranus dextrus Silveira, Khattar & Mermudes, 2016

Kingdom

Metazoa

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae