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DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4221.2.4

A new tropical montane firefly genus and species, active during winter and endemic to the southeastern Atlantic Rainforest (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)

LUIZ FELIPE LIMA DA SILVEIRA, JOSÉ RICARDO MIRAS MERMUDES

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

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