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Martin GJ, Saxton NA. 2020. Additional type designations for fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) of the Biologia Centrali Americana housed in the Natural History Museum, London. Insecta Mundi 0806: 1–10.


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Published on October 30, 2020 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc. P.O. Box 141874 Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA


Firefly (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) taxonomy has undergone numerous changes over the past 100 years. In order to help provide stability to the group, types for several of the Lampyridae of the Biologia Centrali Americana were determined or designated in early 2019. Here we provide treatments for the remaining Lampyridae and determine the holotype specimens for four species and designate lectotype specimens for 33 species.

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