Luciola s. lato sensu Ballantyne et al. 2015, Paruula Kiesenwetter. Matsumura, 1928

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: 102-105

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Luciola s. lato sensu Ballantyne et al. 2015
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Luciola s. lato sensu Ballantyne et al. 2015  

As a heterogeneous assemblage of species, Luciola   s. lato cannot be distinguished further here and its subdivision is being progressively addressed. Species still listed here are those assigned to Luciola in McDermott (1966)   for which we currently cannot assign a genus. We believe they are sufficiently distinctive that the real possibility still exists for reliable association of males and determination of a generic placement. Many have types although in rather poor condition. All are in MNHN.

McDermott’s (1966) catalogue of the Luciolinae   distinguished several genera by male abdominal distinctiveness ( Colophotia   , Pteroptyx   , Pygoluciola   and Pyrophanes   ), and one genus by the very distinctive elytral punctation ( Curtos   ). A subgenus of Luciola   distinguished by a pronounced eye emargination in the males ( Bourgeoisia   ) has since been submerged under Luciola   s. str. Presence of flightless females distinguished Luciola   s.g. Hotaria   and Lampyroidea   . However for various reasons, not entirely unrelated to the same problems we have encountered here, 279 species were assigned to Luciola   s.g. Luciola   . This arrangement in McDermott (1966) of 279 species under Luciola Laporte   was the largest stumbling block to identification and understanding of the fauna of this area. However at least 100 species of African Luciolinae   assigned in McDermott to Luciola   are not investigated. Ballantyne et al. (2015) outlined their approach to Luciolinae   taxonomy and the problems posed with this heterogeneous assortment of species. They outlined the historical nature of their approach, which has been to develop a working taxonomic framework for the Luciolinae   while attempting to identify all the species listed under Luciola in McDermott (1966)   . Their success thus far is exemplified in the results presented here. They listed in Appendix 3 96 species from the defined study area which still stood under Luciola   s.g. Luciola   . Of the 45 species for which types could be located, or which were not based on females, they suggested possible placements for 24, many of which have been effected here.

We list here 34 species still standing under Luciola   s. lato. Of these eight have female types, only one of which, L. obscura   , has sufficiently distinctive colouration that assignment of similarly coloured males might be possible. We have not located types for twelve species. Of the others where types can be located the somewhat fragile nature of the types has precluded any attempt thus far at dissection. Dissections must address the terminal abdomen for generic characters, and this is often the first part of the specimen to become dislodged.

Ballantyne et al. (2016) have short diagnoses and pictures of many species (see Table 18 View TABLE 18 ), and preliminary comments have been made already, or can be made about many of the species included below. Luciola auritula   although known only from a female has distinctive brown lateral markings on an otherwise yellowish pronotum. Luciola   clara   and L. curticollis   are probably the same species ( Ballantyne et al. 2016 figs 47–50). Although both known only from females L. candezei   and L. ochracea   are very distinctively coloured large species, and are probably the same ( Ballantyne et al. 2016 figs 152–157). Both L. davidis   and L. maculipennis   may be species of Pygoluciola   . Luciola nicollieri   may be represented by specimens illustrated by Fu (2014: 47), and Yiu (2017: 98). In the absence of a type of laticollis   and a definitive identification we retain laticollis   here (see Yiu 2017: 94).

Species PeninsulaMalay- Locationoftypes Myanmar Vietnam Cambodia Indochina SriLanka Indonesia Ambonisland Philippines Females Referencesfor illustrationsof * Borneo China Celebes India Japan

sia Krea Larvae species

roseicollis Pic 1933   * MNHN

rugiceps Olivier 1886 *

sordida Olivier 1905 * MNHN

sudra Gorham 1903   * * NHML

tenuicornis Olivier 1885   * MNHN 1

tincticollis Gorham 1895   * *

unmunsana Doi 1931 *

= tsushimana Nakane 1970 CTN

= papariensis Doi 1932 * *

varia Olivier 1908   * MNHN

xanthura Gorham 1880   * IRNSB

Luciola picea   and L. pallidipes   (which is described here) bear similar dorsal colouration and are a similar size. Luciola xanthura   has similar aedeagal pattern to that illustrated by Fu (2014: 43, 52) and is very similar to L. sudra   . Preliminary indications are that L. varia   should be assigned to Sclerotia Ballantyne. Others   are sufficiently distinctive either in dorsal colouration or in size, that it should be possible to obtain fresher specimens to allow dissection that has not been attempted on many of the fragile types. These species include L. gigas   , L. obscura   and L. limbatipennis   .

TABLE 18. List of species of Luciola s. lato (*References: 1 = Ballantyne et al. 2016. 2 = Fu 2014. Green block = female type; Red block = type not found.)

Species Borneo Myanmar China Vietnam Cambodia Indochina SriLanka Indonesia Ambonisland Celebes India Japan PeninsulaMa- laysia Philippines Krea Locationoftypes   Females Larvae Referencesfor illustrationsof species *
auritula Olivier 1910b                   *         NHML   yes  
candezei Olivier 1902           *                 MNHN   yes 1
clara Olivier 1907         * *                   MNHN     1
curticollis Pic 1927         * *                     MNHN      
davidis Olivier 1895         *                     MNHN      
flebilis Olivier 1909a               *               MNHN   yes  
gigas Olivier 1888                     *         CMG MNHN      
hirticeps Olivier 1888       *                       MNHN      
                              CMG      
impedita Olivier 1902       *                         yes  
jeanvoinei Pic 1927       *                     MNHN      
laticollis Gorham1883         *     *                      
limbatipennis Pic 1923         *                     MNHN      
maculipennis Olivier 1913b   *                                
nicollieri Bugnion 1922             *                        
nigritarsis Pic 1927       *                     MNHN      
noctivaga Olivier 1907                 *             MNHN     1
notaticollis Pic 1914               *               MNHN     1
obscura Pic 1928                 * *         MNHN   yes 1
ochracea Gorham 1895           *                        
perspicua Olivier 1907   *   *                     MNHN   yes  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Luciola

Loc

Luciola s. lato sensu Ballantyne et al. 2015

Ho, - Z. 2019
2019
Loc

Pygoluciola

Wittmer 1939
1939
Loc

roseicollis

Pic 1933
1933
Loc

L. curticollis

Pic 1927
1927
Loc

Luciola nicollieri

Bugnion 1922
1922
Loc

L. candezei

Olivier 1920
1920
Loc

clara

Olivier 1907
1907
Loc

sudra

Gorham 1903
1903
Loc

L. ochracea

Gorham 1895
1895
Loc

L. davidis

Olivier 1895
1895
Loc

tincticollis

Gorham 1895
1895
Loc

tenuicornis

Olivier 1885
1885
Loc

laticollis

Gorham 1883
1883
Loc

laticollis

Gorham 1883
1883