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


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.

Amydetinae; Vestina; Neotropical; synonymy

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