Taxonomy of the Brazilian firefly Cladodes illigeri (Coleoptera, Lampyridae): morphology and new records

Taxonomia de Cladodes illigeri (Coleoptera, Lampyridae): morfologia e novos registros

Luiz Felipe Lima da Silveira Milada Bocakova José Ricardo M. Mermudes About the authors

ABSTRACT

Cladodes illigeri (Kirby, 1818) is redescribed, and can be distinguished by the following features: color pattern overall black, paired spots and elytral margins pale yellow; pygidium bisinuate, posterior angles rounded, as long as median margin; and aedeagus with phallus 1/3 shorter than the parameres, which are sinuated apically. Cladodes lamellicornis (Motschulsky, 1854) is proposed as a junior synomym of C. illigeri. New records from the Atlantic Rainforest and illustrations for structural features are provided.

KEYWORDS
Amydetinae; Vestina; Neotropical; synonymy

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