Luciola curtithorax

擬紋螢 Black Marked Flasher

形態特徵:體長6.5-8.0毫米。前胸背板前方中部有大黑斑,黑斑大小和深淺有個體差異; 雄螢發光器位於整個第6腹板和第7腹板。雌螢與雄螢外表近似,複眼較細小,發光器位於整個第6腹板。與 Luciola nr. laticollis 近似,但本種較大,有淺色鞘翅邊緣,發光模式是複式脈沖閃光。


分佈地點:大嶼山昂平、地塘仔、二東山、亞婆塱。


成蟲活躍月份:5-6月


其他資料:成蟲在茂盛的樹林內活動,有時百計成蟲在同一地點同時出現。雄螢在空中發出每個閃光相隔0.5-0.7秒,每個閃光持續0.5-0.6秒,由4-8個緊連脈沖組成。



Morphological featuresBody length 6.5-8.0 mm, a large black mark at the middle of pronotum anterior region, size and darkness of the mark varies across individuals; light organs occupying ventrite 6 & 7 in male; only ventrite 6 in female. Female resembles male, but with smaller compound eyes. Close to Luciola nr. laticollis, but larger in body size, bearing light colour elytra rim and flash pattern is flash train.

DistributionNgong Ping (Lantau), Tei Tong Tsai, Yi Tung Shan, A Po Long.


Adult flight periodMay to June.


Other information:Adults are found at dense woodlands, sometimes hundreds of individuals appear at the same time. Flying males display flashes with inter-flash ranges from 0.5-0.7 S, flash duration 0.5-0.6 s, composed of 4-8 closely connected pulses.




Male
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Female
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Male
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Male
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Male
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Male
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Female
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Female
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雄螢閃光 Male flashes
140601 Tei Tong Tsai


雄螢閃光模式 Male flash pattern
Luciola unknown (Tei Tong Tsai) 1


雄螢閃光 Male flashes

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