Asymmetricata ovalis ( Hope 1831 )

Ho, - Z., 2019, The Luciolinae of S. E. Asia and the Australopacific region: a revisionary checklist (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) including description of three new genera and 13 new species, Zootaxa 4687 (1), pp. 1-174: 55

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Asymmetricata ovalis ( Hope 1831 )
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Asymmetricata ovalis ( Hope 1831) 

Figs 175−179View FIGURES 175−179

Lampyris ovalis Hope, in Gray 1831: 26  .

Type. Lampyris ovalis  Male. NEPAL as Nepaul ( NHML)  .

Luciola ovalis (Hope)  . McDermott 1964: 44; 1966: 111 Partim.

? Luciola ovalis (Hope)  . McDermott 1962: 24, fig. 21.

Nec Luciola ovalis (Hope)  . Gorham 1880: 99, 103 (= L. circumdata Motsch  ); 1895: 303. Olivier 1891: 595–604. Asymmetricata ovalis (Hope)  . Ballantyne & Lambkin 2009: 33, figs 7, 110, 111.

Luciola aemula Olivier 1891: 601  . Ballantyne et al. 2016: Table 4. New synonymy.

Type. Luciola aemula  . Female. MYANMAR as Burma ( MCSN)  .

Other specimens examined. SRI LANKA. Rat District: on trail to Wavulpana Cave 2000 feet, 23.X.1976 F. Hevel, E. Dietz IV, S. Karunaratne, D, Balasooriya male, female ( USNM)  . Gilimala , 17–18.v.1975 S Wood, J Perry male ( USNM)  . Panamure , 500 feet, 15–21.x.1970 O Flint Jr male ( USNM)  . Amp district, Inginiyagala , 250 ft. black light 21–24 November 1976 F. Hevel, E. Dietz IV, S. Karunaratne, D, Balasooriya 12 males ( USNM)  . INDIA. Mormugao Goa July 25 no year, JC Bridwell, 29 males, 3 females ( USNM)  . THAILAND. S.N. = Sorasak Nak-eiam  . 18 ° 53’ 43.8” N 98° 51’ 31” E 678m Queen Sirikit Botanic Gardens, Mae Rim district , Chiang Mai by sweep net 13.v.2008 W. Sommit R. Saokhod 3 females ( QSBG)GoogleMaps  . 18°50’ N, 99°28’ E, Lampang province, Muang Pan district , 484 msl., 10.v.2011, forest park, 1 male ( SN ˗ LPA ˗009) S.N. ( NUNHM)GoogleMaps  . 18°09’ N, 97°54’ E, Mae Hong Son province, Mae Sariang district , 255 msl., 1.vi.2011, mixed deciduous forest, 5 males ( SN ˗ MSB ˗011) S.N. ( NUNHM)GoogleMaps  . 18°09’ N, 97°53’ E, Mae Hong Son province, Mae Sariang district , 290 msl., 1.vi.2011, dry evergreen forest, 4 males ( SN ˗ MSB ˗013) S.N. ( NUNHM)GoogleMaps  . 18°56’ N, 98°04’ E, Mae Hong Son province, Khun Yuam district , 1,226 msl., 2.vi.2011, lower montane forest, 4 males ( SN ˗ MSB ˗021) S.N. ( NUNHM)GoogleMaps  . 19°16’ N, 98°33’ E, Mae Hong Son province, Pai district , 1,187 msl., 3.vi.2011, pine forest, 2 males ( SN ˗ MSB ˗027) S.N. ( NUNHM)GoogleMaps  . 16°44’ N, 101°35’ E, Phetchabun province, Nam Nao district , 956 msl., 20.v.2008, lower montane forest, 7 males ( SN ˗ PBA ˗010) S.N. ( NUNHM)GoogleMaps  . 16°44’ N, 101°35’ E, Phetchabun province, Nam Nao district , 956 msl., 20.v.2008, lower montane forest, 2 males ( SN ˗ PBA ˗011) S.N. ( NUNHM)GoogleMaps  . 16°99’ N, 101°01’ E, Phitsanulok province, Nakhon Thai district , 1,200 msl., 11.vi.2012, lower montane forest, 3 males ( SN ˗ PLB ˗031) S.N. ( NUNHM)  . 16°30’ N, 98°45’ E, Tak province, Prop Phra district , 413 msl., 7.vii.2007, mixed deciduous forest, 2 males ( SN ˗ TKB ˗010) S.N. ( NUNHM)GoogleMaps  .

Diagnosis. Most similar in dorsal colouration to As. circumdata  , distinguished by the bipartite LO in V7. The Goa specimens have 2 dark median pronotal spots and are tentatively included here. Rat District specimens have elytra pale brown with basal section darker brown and resemble As. humeralis  comb. nov. Female macropterous; abdomen coloured as for female As. circumdata  ; V8 posterior margin widely emarginated with posterolateral corners narrowly angulate; median oviduct plate elongate, longer than wide with anterior margin rounded and lateral ‘arms’ subtriangular in outline, being longer than high ( Figs 175−179View FIGURES 175−179).

Remarks. Luciola aemula Olivier 1891  was based on a female taken in Myanmar (as ‘ Burma Monts Carin’). Specimens of As. ovalis  were also taken at this site and the synonymy is based on the similarity of colour patterns and overlapping localities.

Adults of Asymmetricata ovalis  are not as widely distributed as As. circumdata  and in Thailand were found in natural habitats and only recorded from seven locations which are widely distributed throughout the Northern region. The elevation range of habitats are about 200 m. to above 1,200 m. A few adult males were collected during rainy season between May and early July (Nak-eiam 2015).

NHML

Libya, Tripoli, Natural History Museum

MCSN

Italy, Genova, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria"

USNM

USA, Washington D.C., National Museum of Natural History, [formerly, United States National Museum]

QSBG

Thailand, Chaing Mai, Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

NHML

Natural History Museum, Tripoli

MCSN

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Verona

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

LPA

Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo

MSB

Museum of Southwestern Biology

TKB

University of Tsukuba

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Asymmetricata

Loc

Asymmetricata ovalis ( Hope 1831 )

Ho, - Z. 2019
2019
Loc

Luciola ovalis

McDermott, F. A. 1966: 111
McDermott, F. A. 1964: 44
Loc

Luciola ovalis

McDermott, F. A. 1962: 24
Loc

Luciola ovalis

Ballantyne, L. A. & Lambkin, C. L. 2009: 33
Gorham, H. S. 1880: 99
Loc

Luciola aemula

Olivier, E. 1891: 601