A new subgenus and five new species of Australian glow-worms (Diptera: Keroplatidae: Arachnocampa)

Baker, Claire H. (2010) A new subgenus and five new species of Australian glow-worms (Diptera: Keroplatidae: Arachnocampa). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 55 1: 11-41.

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Author Baker, Claire H.
Title A new subgenus and five new species of Australian glow-worms (Diptera: Keroplatidae: Arachnocampa)
Journal name Memoirs of the Queensland Museum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0079-8835
Publication date 2010-03-15
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 55
Issue 1
Start page 11
End page 41
Total pages 32
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher Queensland Museum
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract A new subgenus, Arachnocampa (Lucifera) subgen. nov., is described to include the Tasmanian species, Arachnocampa tasmaniensis Ferguson and the Mount Buffalo glow-worm, Arachnocampa buffaloensis sp. nov. The new subgenus is separated from the subgenera Arachnocampa (Arachnocampa) and Arachnocampa (Campara) by differences in wing venation. The subgenus Arachnocampa now includes only the New Zealand species A. luminosa (Skuse) which differs from species of Lucifera and Campara by its unusual method of vertical pupal suspension. The Australian species A. tasmaniensis, A. flava Harrison and A. richardsae Harrison are redescribed. Five new species are described: A. buffaloensis sp. nov. (Victoria) within the subgenus Lucifera; and A. tropica sp. nov. (north Queensland), A. gippslandensis sp. nov. (eastern Victoria), A. otwayensis sp. nov. (western Victoria) and A. girraweenensis sp. nov. (southeast Queensland/northern New South Wales) within the subgenus Campara.
Keyword Arachnocampa
Campara
Glow-worm
Keroplatidae
Lucifera
Rainforest
Threatened species
Troglophile
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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