Tuesday, January 17, 2017

[Entomology • 2017] Araucariocladus hiems • A New Tropical Montane Firefly Genus and Species (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), Active During Winter and Endemic to the southeastern Atlantic Rainforest


Araucariocladus hiems 
Da Silveira & Mermudes, 2017   
 

 DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4221.2.4 

Abstract

Here we describe Araucariocladus hiems gen. et sp. nov. (Lampyridae: Amydetinae), a firefly species endemic to high montane forests, and occurring during June, a relatively cool and dry month in the Southeastern Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil. We tentatively place it in Psilocladina McDermott, and discuss the limitations of its classification. We also provide illustrations of key structural features of the new taxa and discuss its affinities.

Keywords: Coleoptera, Endemism, Psilocladina, Serra dos Órgãos, tropical winter


  


Luiz Felipe Lima Da Silveira and Jose Ricardo Miras Mermudes. 2017. A New Tropical Montane Firefly Genus and Species, Active During Winter and Endemic to the southeastern Atlantic Rainforest (Coleoptera: Lampyridae).
 Zootaxa.  4221(2); 205–214.  DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4221.2.4

     

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