Aquilonia costata ( Lea 1921b ), Elytra, 1921

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: 46

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4687.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CE73264D-C234-4B82-A634-CAD6254C5957

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4688805

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6C3DA91C-5116-187B-FF0E-FD12EB251A52

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Plazi

scientific name

Aquilonia costata ( Lea 1921b )
status

 

Aquilonia costata ( Lea 1921b)  

Fig. 64 View FIGURES 64–69

Luciola costata Lea, 1921b: 66   .

Luciola (Luciola) costata Lea. McDermott 1966: 102   . Calder 1998: 178.

Atyphella costata (Lea)   . Ballantyne & Lambkin 2000: 31.

Aquilonia costata (Lea)   . Ballantyne & Lambkin 2009: 30 View Cited Treatment .

Type. Male. AUSTRALIA. Northern Territory. ( NMVA)   .

Other specimens examined. AUSTRALIA. Northern Territory. 12.27S 130.50E Tortilla Flats via Darwin 8.xii.1966 C. Li 2 males ( MAGNT) GoogleMaps   . 13.15S 130.44E 40 kms W Katherine 63m 28.xi.2008 Sv . Bily 2 males ( PRAGUE) GoogleMaps   . Katherine Gorge N. Park 4−5.xii.1980 M. Malipatil male ( MAGNT)   . 13.26S 132.34E Kakadu Na- tional Park Gunlom 64m Sv. Bily 2 males ( PRAGUE) GoogleMaps   . 13.45S 131.26E Douglas Hot Springs 35 m Sv. Bily 4 males ( PRAGUE) GoogleMaps   . 13.45S 130.42E (approximate) Beebom Crossing Daly River on Tipperary Station 28.xi.1972 T Angeles T Forrester 3 males ( MAGNT) GoogleMaps   . 14.29S 131.22E Crocodile Creek near Dorisvale MV light 17018. xi.1984 M. Malipatil 11 males ( MAGNT) GoogleMaps   . 14.31S 132.22E Tindal light trap 1−20.xii.1967 W Vestjens 2 males ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   . Edith Falls (via Katherine ) xii.1983 Potts male ( MAGNT)   .

Diagnosis. Aquilonia costata   is now known from Cape York Peninsula and near bodies of water in the Northern Territory, almost all of which are popular tourist destinations. It is the only Australian species with a colour pattern of yellowish orange dorsum with black tipped elytral apices. In the immediate study area close to the northern coast line of Australia this colour pattern resembles Aquil. messoria   c omb. nov. and Aquil. similismessoria   c omb. nov. (from coastal New Guinea near Buna Bay and surrounding islands), and Pacifica russellia   ( Solomon Islands). It differs P. russellia   by the absence of an arched V7 posterior to the LO, T8 is without any median ridges and the ML without lateral teeth. A single female found flying with males is macropterous and coloured as for the male. Larval specimens with laterally explanate tergal margins from Prince of Wales Island in the Torres Strait were scored by Ballantyne & Lambkin (2013, Table 2 View TABLE 2 ) (QMBA) but are not reliably associated..

NMVA

NMVA

ANIC

Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra City, CSIRO, Australian National Insect Collection

MAGNT

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

MV

University of Montana Museum

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Aquilonia

Loc

Aquilonia costata ( Lea 1921b )

Ho, - Z. 2019
2019
Loc

Aquilonia costata (Lea)

Ballantyne, L. A. & Lambkin, C. L. 2009: 30
2009
Loc

Atyphella costata

Ballantyne, L. A. & Lambkin, C. 2000: 31
2000
Loc

Luciola (Luciola) costata Lea. McDermott 1966: 102

Calder, A. A. 1998: 178
McDermott, F. A. 1966: 102
1966
Loc

Luciola costata

Lea, A. M. 1921: 66
1921