Aquatica lateralis (Motsch.)

Fu, Xinhua, Ballantyne, Lesley & Lambkin, Christine, 2012, The external larval morphology of aquatic and terrestrial Luciolinae fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), Zootaxa 3405, pp. 1-34: 11-13

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.211302

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5324652

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scientific name

Aquatica lateralis (Motsch.)
status

 

Aquatica lateralis (Motsch.)  

Figs 13–18, 68, 75, 76

Luciola lateralis Motschulsky, 1860: 144   . Olivier 1902 a: 82; 1907: 53. Okada, 1928: 101. Minami, 1966: 73; McDermott, 1966: 108. Bertrand, 1972: 601; 1973: 107. Ohba, 1986: 156; 1988: 12. Ohba et al. 2001: 91. Jeng et al. 2003: 546. Suzuki et al., 2004: 287. Fu et al. 2009: 155.

Luciola viticollis Kiesenwetter 1874: 261   . Gorham, 1883: 409. Olivier, 1902 a: 77; 1902 b: 189. Okada, 1931: 146. McDermott, 1966: 102. Aquatica lateralis (Motsch.) Fu et al., 2010: 1   .

FIGURES 13–18. Aq. lateralis   larval head, 5 th instar, SEM. 13 anterior, dorsal surface uppermost; 14 apex of galea; 15 dorsal; 16 ventral; 17 right maxillary palpus and antenna; 18 tip of sensory area maxillary palpus.

Material examined. JAPAN: Five fifth instars, bred in lab, population collected from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Minami–Ohsawa, Hachioji, Tokyo, May 28, 2008 (NHMHAU).

Diagnosis. Protergum with parallel sides; four pale areas, two at anterolateral corners, and two along lateral margin just anterior to the posterolateral corners; median line wide, reaching maximum width at anterior margin of thoracic tergum 3; thoracic terga 2, 3 with midlateral paler markings Figs 75, 76); abdominal glands with 4–7 spines including a median spine (Fu et al. 2009; Fig. 3); antennal segment 3 with closely adpressed finger like projections subequal in length to adjacent sense cone (Figs 13–17); mandibles lacking retinaculum ( Fig. 68 View FIGURES 67 – 72 ); palpi with terminal sense organs (Figs 13, 18).

Remarks. Okada (1928) first reported 10 pairs of bifid defensive organs along the sides of the body, and indicated an odour of resin and peppermint in both this species and Luciola cruciata   . His figure 1 b (page 102) of Luciola lateralis   shows gills protruding from the sides with defensive organs on the right side of thoracic segment 3 and on either side of abdominal segment 3. Figure 75 herein indicates only the dorsal branch of the gills, while Fig. 76 shows both the dorsal branch and a short ventral branch on abdominal segments 3-5.

FIGURES 19–24. Aq. leii   larval head, 5 th instar, SEM. 19–20 anterior dorsal surface uppermost; 21 dorsal; 22 ventral; 23 right antenna; 24 tip of maxillary palpus.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lampyridae

Genus

Aquatica

Loc

Aquatica lateralis (Motsch.)

Fu, Xinhua, Ballantyne, Lesley & Lambkin, Christine 2012
2012
Loc

Luciola viticollis

Fu 2010: 1
McDermott 1966: 102
Okada 1931: 146
Olivier 1902: 77
Gorham 1883: 409
Kiesenwetter 1874: 261
1874
Loc

Luciola lateralis

Suzuki 2004: 287
Jeng 2003: 546
Ohba 1986: 156
Bertrand 1972: 601
Minami 1966: 73
McDermott 1966: 108
Okada 1928: 101
Olivier 1902: 82
Motschulsky 1860: 144
1860