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Keller O, Ballantyne L. 2021. Luciola lambkinae Keller and Ballantyne, new replacement name for Luciola roseicollis Pic, 1935 (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Insecta Mundi 0874: 1–3.


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Two different species descriptions for Luciola roseicollis by Pic (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) are compared, and a replacement name, Luciola lambkinae Keller and Ballantyne nomen novum, for Luciola roseicollis Pic, 1935 is proposed.

In McDermott’s (1966) catalog of the family Lampyridae two citations are listed under the heading Luciola roseicollis Pic, 1933. Both articles include descriptions of L. roseicollis and also the statement that they are new species (Pic 1933, 1935). After comparing both descriptions OK contacted LB with the suspicion that the descriptions are about two different species.