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1 October 2007 The Firefly Genus Vesta in Taiwan (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)
Ming-Luen Jeng, Ping-Shih Yang, Michael S. Engel
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The species of the firefly genus Vesta occurring in Taiwan are revised. Three species are recognized: Vesta scutellonigra Olivier (nomen emendatum), V. impressicollis Fairmaire, and V. rufiventris (Motschulsky). Vesta chevrolatii var. scutello nigro Olivier is automatically emended to scutellonigra under ICZN rules. Okada described as a distinct species V. scutellonigra, employing the same name and material as Olivier, thereby automatically rendering his taxon a junior synonym (n. syn.). The name V. scutellonigro, simultaneously employed by Okada, is considered an incorrect subsequent spelling and therefore unavailable. Vesta formosana Pic (n. syn.) is a new junior synonym of V. scutellonigra. The spelling chevrolati, employed by Gemminger and Harold, is determined to be an incorrect subsequent spelling of chevrolatii and thus unavailable. Lectotypes are newly designated for V. scutellonigra Olivier, V. impressicollis Fairmaire, and V. formosana Pic. A key to the species of Taiwan is provided. Vesta flaviventris (Fairmaire) (n. comb.) from China is transferred from Lucernuta.

Ming-Luen Jeng, Ping-Shih Yang, and Michael S. Engel "The Firefly Genus Vesta in Taiwan (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)," Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 80(4), 265-280, (1 October 2007).[265:TFGVIT]2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 1 April 2007; Published: 1 October 2007
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