O. Keller https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5067-3316
L. Ballantyne https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2029-3918
Date of this Version
Keller O, Ballantyne L. 2023. Taxonomic notes on the Luciolinae (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Insecta Mundi 0965: 1–6.
Several nomenclatural changes for taxa in the firefly subfamily Luciolinae (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) are proposed. Evidence is presented to correct the year of description for Luciola dregei Motschulsky 1853 to Motschulsky 1854 when the name was ratified. We correct the authorities and years of descriptions for type species designations for the genera Delopleurus Motschulsky, 1853, and Delopyrus Motschulsky, 1853 to Motschulsky 1854 for both. All remaining taxa described as variations in the subfamily Luciolinae by McDermott (1966), are evaluated to subspecies with their availability determined based on ICZN (1999) Article 45.6.