Asymmetricata circumdata ( Motschulsky 1854 ), Motschulsky, 1854

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: 48-52

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Asymmetricata circumdata ( Motschulsky 1854 )
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Asymmetricata circumdata ( Motschulsky 1854)  

Figs 141−153 View FIGURES 139–147 View FIGURES 148–153

Luciola circumdata Motschulsky 1854: 50   (female). Lacordaire 1857: 338. Olivier 1885: 364 (Male, female); 1902: 84. Bourgeois 1890: 184. McDermott 1964: 44; 1966: 101. Ballantyne 1987b: 181, fig. 1. Ganguly & Kumar 1991: 31.

Asymmetricata circumdata (Motsch.)   . Ballantyne & Lambkin 2009: 32 View Cited Treatment , figs 5, 6, 8,108, 109, 112−117. Fu et al. 2012b: 20 View Cited Treatment (larva). Yiu 2017: 90. Fu 2014: 54. Goswani, Sharma et al. 2015: 1838.

Holotype. Female. ‘Indes orientales’ ( ZMUM). Not examined by these authors.

Material examined. S.N. = Sorasak Nak-eiam. LAOS. Attapeu Prov. Bolavens Plateau bridge ca 4 kms E Tad Katamtok (at light) 15.07.8 N 106.40.1.E 260m Jiri Hajek 10–12.v 2010 4 males, female ( PRAGUE)   . MYANMAR. Tenasserim coll. Helfer 14 males 3 females ( PRAGUE)   . THAILAND. NW 1600m Mae Hong Son Pr. Ban Huai   Po 15–22.v.1996 Sv Bilý 2 males (PRAGUE). N Chiang Mai Pr. 600m Chiang Dao district 7–10.vi.2008 S Murzin, female. (PRAGUE). 18°53’ 42.7”N 98°51’ 28.9” E Queen Sirikit Botanic Gardens, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai 627m 6.vi.2008 by sweep net W. Sommit, R. Saokhod , 3 females ( QSBG) GoogleMaps   . 16°02’ N, 99°14’ E, Kamphaeng Phet province, Khlong Lan district , 289 msl., 22.iv.2008, dry evergreen forest, 5 males, 3 females ( SN ˗ KPA ˗001) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 16°11’ N, 99°16’ E, Kamphaeng Phet province, Khlong Lan district , 237 msl., 25.iv.2008, dry evergreen forest, 5 males ( SN ˗ KPA ˗009) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 15°56’ N, 99°10’ E, Kamphaeng Phet province, Khlong Lan district , 320 msl., 10.v.2008, dry evergreen forest, 1 male ( SN ˗ KPA ˗023) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 18°50’ N, 99°28’ E, Lampang province, Muang Pan district , 484 msl., 10.v.2011, forest park, 2 males ( SN ˗ LPA ˗001) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 18°50’ N, 99°29’ E, Lampang province, Muang Pan district , 408 msl., 10.v.2011, paddy field area, 2 males ( SN ˗ LPA ˗006) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 18°36’ N, 99°54’ E, Lampang province, Ngao district , 351 msl., 10.viii.2009, mixed deciduous forest, 2 males ( SN ˗ LPB ˗001) 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, 2 males, 1 female ( SN ˗ MSB ˗014) 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, 2 males ( SN ˗ MSB ˗022) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 19°16’ N, 98°33’ E, Mae Hong Son province, Pai district , 1,187 msl., 3.vi. 2011, pine forest, 1 male ( SN ˗ MSB ˗026) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 15°55’ N, 99°19’ E, Nakhon Sawan province, Mae Wong district , 168 msl., 24.iv. 2008, mixed deciduous forest, 5 males, 2 females ( SN ˗ NSA ˗001) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 19°04’ N, 99°48’ E, Phayao province, Muang district , 717 msl., 11.v.2011, mixed deciduous forest, 7 males ( SN ˗ PYA ˗004) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 19°03’ N, 99°47’ E, Phayao province, Muang district , 849 msl., 11.vV.2011, mixed deciduous forest, 1 male ( SN ˗ PYA ˗005) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 19°03’ N, 99°47’ E, Phayao province, Muang district , 906 msl., 11.v. 2011, mixed deciduous forest, 3 males ( SN ˗ PYA ˗006) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 19°05’ N, 99°50’ E, Phayao province, Muang district , 456 msl., 11.v.2011, mixed deciduous forest, 5 males ( SN ˗ PYA ˗007) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 19°13’ N, 99°50’ E, Phayao province, Muang district , 401 msl., 11.v.2011, orchard, 3 males ( SN ˗ PYA ˗008) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 19°07’ N, 99°50’ E, Phayao province, Muang district , 417 msl., 11.v.2011, paddy field area, 3 males ( SN ˗ PYA ˗010) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 18°56’ N, 100°15’ E, Phayao province, Chiang Muan district , 283 msl., 12.v.2011, paddy field area, 13 males ( SN ˗ PYA ˗016) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 16°44’ N, 101°35’ E, Phetchabun province, Nam Nao district , 956 msl., 20.v.2008, lower montane forest, 1 male, 1 female ( SN ˗ PBA ˗006) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 16°21’ N, 101°19’ E, Phetchabun province, Muang district , 380 msl., 15.v.2010, dry evergreen forest, 3 males ( SN ˗ PBA ˗018) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 16°25’ N, 101°09’ E, Phetchabun province, Muang district, 119 msl., 1.viii.2008, Public park, 1 male ( SN ˗ PBB ˗001) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 16°44’ N, 101°35’ E, Phetchabun province, Nam Nao district , 956 msl., 2.viii.2008, lower montane forest, 1 male ( SN ˗ PBB ˗003) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 17°18’ N, 100°41’ E, Phitsanulok province, Chat Trakan district , 201 msl., 23.v.2011, dry evergreen forest, 2 males ( SN ˗ PLA ˗019) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 16°42’ N, 100°12’ E, Phitsanulok province, Muang district , 38 msl., 23.v.2008, paddy field area, 3 males ( SN ˗ PLA ˗008) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 16°44’ N, 100°10’ E, Phitsanulok province, Muang district , 40 msl., 4.viii.2008, orchard, 6 males, 1 female ( SN ˗ PLB ˗010) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 16°50’ N, 100°51’ E, Phitsanulok province, Wang Thong district , 440 msl., 1.v.2008, dry evergreen forest, 5 males ( SN ˗ PLA ˗005) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 16°34’ N, 100°53’ E, Phitsanulok province, Wang Thong district , 746 msl., 2.v.2008, forest park, 5 males ( SN ˗ PLA ˗006) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 16°50’ N, 100°53’ E, Phitsanulok province, Wang Thong district , 529 msl., 27.v.2008, orchard, 3 males ( SN ˗ PLA ˗015) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 17°57’ N, 99°34.’ E, Phrae province, Wang Chin district, 198 msl., 9.v.2011, dry evergreen forest, 8 males ( SN ˗ PRA ˗002) S.N. ( NUNHM)   . 17°56’ N, 99°35’ E, Phrae province, Wang Chin district, 147 msl., 9.v.2011, freshwater area, 2 males ( SN ˗ PRA ˗006) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 18°40’ N, 100°13’ E, Phrae province, Song district , 246 msl., 12.v.2012, freshwa- ter area, 3 males ( SN ˗ PRA ˗008) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 16°49’ N, 99°38’ E, Sukhothai province, Khiri Mat district , 103 msl., 5.v.2011, dry evergreen forest, 14 males, 1 female ( SN ˗ STA ˗002) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 17°33’ N, 99°29’ E, Suk- hothai province, Sri Satchanalai district , 179 msl., 9.viii.2008, mixed deciduous forest, 1 male ( SN ˗ STB ˗001) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 15°44’ N, 98°59’ E, Tak province, Um Phang district, 956 msl., 18.iv.2008, forest park, 10 males, 1 female ( SN ˗ TKA ˗017) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 15°28 ‘N, 99°17’ E, Uthai Thani province, Lan Sak district , 474 msl., 12˗16. v.2008, dry evergreen forest, 3 males ( SN ˗ UTA ˗001) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 15°36’ N, 99°19’ E, Uthai Thani province, Lan Sak district , 195 msl., 6.vi.2008, mixed deciduous forest, 6 males, 1 female ( SN ˗ UTA ˗004) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 15°11’ N, 99°16’ E, Uthai Thani province, Ban Rai district , 325 msl., 7.vi.2008, dry evergreen forest, 1 male, 1 female ( SN ˗ UTA ˗010) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 17°37’ N, 100°43’ E, Uttaradit province, Nam Pat district , 468 msl., 8.v.2009, dry evergreen forest, 2 males ( SN ˗ UDB ˗001) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   . 18°13’ N, 101°02’ E, Uttaradit province, Ban Khok district , 487 msl., 9.v.2009, forest park, 2 males ( SN ˗ UDB ˗002) S.N. ( NUNHM) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. The only species of Asymmetricata   with entire LO in V7 ( Fig. 143 View FIGURES 139–147 ); most similar in dorsal colouration to As. ovalis   , both having pale pronota, and dark brown elytra margined narrowly in yellowish orange along lateral and sutural margins and around elytral apex. Female macropterous. Larva with laterally explanate tergal margins ( Fu 2014: 55, 56). Widely distributed across S. E. Asia from India to China.

Female reproductive system and abdomen morphology ( Figs 148−153 View FIGURES 148–153 ). V3−5 almost black, V7 orange; median posterior margin of V8 shallowly and narrowly emarginated; median oviduct plate subtriangular in outline on each side with lateral ‘arms’ appearing like isosceles triangles about as wide at base as high. No bursa plates.

Remarks. This species was the most abundant and widespread firefly species found in the north of Thailand (Nak-eiam 2015) and occupied both natural habitats and human exploited areas, such as agricultural and nearby residential areas. The habitats range from lowland up to lower montane forest.

Fu (2014: 55) illustrated the larvae, and on page 56 the luminous light organ of a female pupa.

Ballantyne & Lambkin (2009: 33) suggested further investigation could consider whether “some form of gradation from entire to at least partially bipartite LO” could exist when they were examining only two similarly coloured species of this genus (viz. As. circumdata   , with entire LO in V7, and As. ovalis   , with bipartite LO in V7). This ex- panded treatment has presented the opportunity to investigate this from a wider range of specimens (of circumdata   only), and indicates only one species in the genus has entire LO in V7 (viz. circumdata   ). Specimens examined from Prague collection had the LO in V7 entire but in some cases with a median emargination which may extend posteriorly, and which could have been at least in part due to dehydration (see Fig. 147 View FIGURES 139–147 and Table 7 View TABLE 7 ).

The two males from Mae Hong Son province have three interstitial lines narrowly paler than remainder ( Fig. 144 View FIGURES 139–147 ).

QSBG

Thailand, Chaing Mai, Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

ZMUM

Zoological Museum, University of Amoy

LPA

Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo

LPB

Herbario Nacional de Bolivia, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés

MSB

Museum of Southwestern Biology

PRA

Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences

STA

University of St. Andrews

STB

St. Bartholomew's Hospital

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Asymmetricata

Loc

Asymmetricata circumdata ( Motschulsky 1854 )

Ho, - Z. 2019
2019
Loc

Asymmetricata circumdata

Yiu, V. 2017: 90
Fu, X. H. 2014: 54
Fu, X. H. & Ballantyne, L. & Lambkin, C. 2012: 20
Ballantyne, L. A. & Lambkin, C. L. 2009: 32
2009
Loc

Luciola circumdata

Ganguly, G. & Kumar, R. R. 1991: 31
Ballantyne, L. A. 1987: 181
McDermott, F. A. 1966: 101
McDermott, F. A. 1964: 44
Bourgeois, J. 1890: 184
Olivier, E. 1885: 364
Lacordaire, T. 1857: 338
Motschulsky, V. de 1854: 50
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