Pygoluciola satoi, a new species of the rare southeast Asian firefly genus Pygoluciola Wittmer (Coleoptera: Lampyridae:Luciolinae) from the Philippines

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Abstract

A Philippines record of this rare genus is the first outside the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah. Pygoluciola satoi new species, is described from males and females, including features of the female abdomen and bursa hooks. All species of this genus are keyed from males, and four species from females. A lectotype male of Pygoluciola hamulata (Olivier) is designated and described. Discussion addresses advisability of dissecting type material, reliability of identifications performed when comparisons are made with external type morphology only, interpretation of head coverage in the Luciolinae, definition of the hypomeron, certain artefacts of drying, the orientation of the aedeagus and inclination during intromission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalRaffles Bulletin of Zoology
Volume56
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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