Luciuranus takiyae, Da Silveira & Souto & Mermudes, 2018

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 : 181

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.5956934

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A2B422-FFFB-1179-FF02-FD9BFC2768C6

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Luciuranus takiyae
status

sp. nov.

Luciuranus takiyae sp. nov. Silveira, Souto & Mermudes 2017

( Figs 58–74 View FIGURES 58–74 )

Diagnosis. Elytron entirely dark-brown ( Figs. 58 View FIGURES 58–74 ). Male with eye small (half as wide as distance between eyes) ( Fig. 62 View FIGURES 58–74 ); pygidium almost 4x sternum VIII greatest length, with lateral margins convergent posteriad, posterior margin with median third rounded, ventral keels convergent posteriad, sinuose in lateral view ( Figs. 66–68 View FIGURES 58–74 ); sternum IX 3x longer than aedeagus, arms lacking stout subapical setae, convergent posteriad, apices truncate, right arm slightly longer ( Figs. 69–71 View FIGURES 58–74 ); paramere slightly curved inwards, apex rounded ( Figs. 72, 74 View FIGURES 58–74 ).

Description. Male. Colour pattern overall dark brown, except by the yellow spots of rudimentary larval lanterns on sternum VIII ( Figs. 58, 68 View FIGURES 58–74 ). Pronotum with distance between posterior angles shorter than pronotal greatest width, narrower than distance between elytral humeri, posterior angles obtuse ( Fig. 64 View FIGURES 58–74 ). Hypomeron ventrally rounded ( Fig. 63 View FIGURES 58–74 ). Eye small (half as wide as distance between eyes) ( Fig. 62 View FIGURES 58–74 ), shorter than head ( Fig. 63 View FIGURES 58–74 ); antennomere IV 2x longer than wide ( Fig. 61 View FIGURES 58–74 ); pygidium almost 4x longer than sternum VIII greatest length, with lateral margins convergent posteriad, posterior margin with median third rounded, ventral keels convergent posteriad, sinuose in lateral view ( Figs. 66–68 View FIGURES 58–74 ); sternum VIII strongly emarginated ( Fig. 68 View FIGURES 58–74 ); sternum IX 3x longer than aedeagus, arms lacking stout subapical setae, convergent posteriad, apices truncate, right arm slightly longer ( Figs. 69–71 View FIGURES 58–74 ); syntergite bearing distinct transversal and medial sutures ( Fig. 69, 70 View FIGURES 58–74 ); aedeagus with phallus subparallel-sided, basal projections of parameres fused medially, then projected basally, paramere slightly curved inwards, apex rounded ( Figs. 72, 74 View FIGURES 58–74 ).

Etymology. The specific epithet takiyae is a noun in the genitive case, given after our colleague and friend, Professor Daniela Maeda Takiya, who was the first to find specimens of this species.

Type Material. Holotype: BRAZIL, Rio de Janeiro, Teresópolis, Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos, 22°26'55'' S, 43°0'16'' W, II.2013, Silveira & Khattar leg., male ( DZRJ 1619 ) GoogleMaps . Paratype: BRAZIL, 22°26'51'' S, 43°0'19'' W, II/2013, Takiya & Santos leg., one male ( DZRJ 1632 ) GoogleMaps .

Kingdom

Metazoa

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Luciuranus