Aquatica leii (Fu et Ballantyne), Fu et Ballantyne

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

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C787D5-8A10-FFA2-FF23-7E256F67F90A

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Aquatica leii (Fu et Ballantyne)
status

 

Aquatica leii (Fu et Ballantyne)  

Figs 17–26 View FIGURES 17 – 26

Luciola leii Fu and Ballantyne, 2006: 339   . Fu et al. 2007: 117.

Type. Male. CHINA: Hubei province, Wuhan city (NHMHAU).

Diagnosis. The only species of Aquatica   with pale yellowish to brown dorsal colouration ( Fig. 17 View FIGURES 17 – 26 ); aedeagus ( Figs 19 – 21 View FIGURES 17 – 26 ) with LL apices inturned and hooked (arrowed in Figs 20, 21 View FIGURES 17 – 26 ); lacking teeth along inner basal margins of lateral lobes; aedeagal sheath sternite ( Figs 22 – 24 View FIGURES 17 – 26 ) with both anterior and posterior sections inclining to the right giving the sheath an angulate appearance where these sections join; posterior margin slightly produced and rounded, not emarginate; right margin bearing well defined toothed projection 1 / 3 length from tergite articulations, left side with smaller projection 1 / 3 length from apex. Females macropterous and coloured as for males; bursa bearing paired small fine plates and a single large asymmetrically shaped plate near the entry of the common oviduct. This species was collected in rice fields on the campus of Huazhong Agricultural University. Larvae ( Figs 25, 26 View FIGURES 17 – 26 ) have many glandular projections on eversible organs arising along the sides of the body ( Fu et al. 2007). Fu and Ballantyne’s Fig. 4 View FIGURES 2 – 7 (2006: 343) does not indicate the small tooth like projection on the inner right of the aedeagal sheath sternite.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Aquatica

Loc

Aquatica leii (Fu et Ballantyne)

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

Luciola leii

Fu 2007: 117
Fu 2006: 339
2006