Aquatica lateralis (Motsch.)

Fu, Xinhua, Ballantyne, Lesley & Lambkin, Christine L., 2010, Aquatica gen. nov. from mainland China with a description of Aquatica Wuhana sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae), Zootaxa 2530, pp. 1-18: 8

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.196535

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scientific name

Aquatica lateralis (Motsch.)
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Aquatica lateralis (Motsch.)  

Figs 8–16 View FIGURES 8 – 16

Luciola lateralis Motschulsky, 1860: 144   . Olivier 1902 a: 82; 1907; 53. McDermott, 1966: 108. Ohba, 1986: 6; 1988: 12. Jeng et al. 2003: 546. Suzuki et al., 2004: 287.

Luciola viticollis Kiesenwetter 1874: 261   . Gorham, 1883: 409. Olivier, 1902 a: 77; 1902 b: 189. Okada, 1931: 146. McDermott, 1966: 102.

Type. RUSSIA: Dahourie. Sex not determined. Not examined by Jeng et al. 2003 or these authors.

Specimens examined. JAPAN: Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Pref., 20.vi. 1982, N. Ohba male ( ANIC). Matsuyama City, Ehinc Pref., 8.vii. 1996, N. Ohba male ( ANIC). Tokyo Metropolitan University, Minami- Ohsawa, Hachioji, Tokyo. 2008. 28 May 2008, Hayashi (Fu collection).

Diagnosis. Luciola lateralis   was originally recorded from Russia and Japan ( McDermott 1966). Ohba and Suzuki (pers. comm.) have later found it in South Korea but as yet there are no substantiated records from mainland China. We follow Jeng et al.’s (2003) interpretation of lateralis   from Japan in the absence of type material. Males with reddish pink or yellowish pronotum having a median dark brown band extending from anterior to posterior margin ( Fig. 8, 15 View FIGURES 8 – 16 ); elytra very dark brown; aedeagus ( Figs 10–12 View FIGURES 8 – 16 ) with LL apices inturned and broadly hooked; inner margins of lateral lobes in basal third toothed (arrowed in Fig. 10 View FIGURES 8 – 16 ); aedeagal sheath ( Figs 13, 14 View FIGURES 8 – 16 ) with both sides of sternite strongly emarginated posterior to tergite articulations, and much narrower than anterior portion of sheath; lateral teeth of posterior margin of sheath as described for leii   and wuhana   sp. n., and sheath apex shallowly medially emarginate; females macropterous coloured as for males. Larvae are found in rice paddies ( Jeng et al. 2003) and males can copulate with a Taiwanese firefly that may be ficta   ( Ohba 1983, 1986, 1990).

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Aquatica

Loc

Aquatica lateralis (Motsch.)

Fu, Xinhua, Ballantyne, Lesley & Lambkin, Christine L. 2010
2010
Loc

Luciola viticollis

McDermott 1966: 102
Okada 1931: 146
Olivier 1902: 77
Gorham 1883: 409
Kiesenwetter 1874: 261
1874
Loc

Luciola lateralis

Suzuki 2004: 287
Jeng 2003: 546
Ohba 1986: 6
McDermott 1966: 108
Olivier 1902: 82
Motschulsky 1860: 144
1860