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Pteroptyx tener

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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Pteroptyx tener is a species of synchronising firefly in the family Lampyridae. The head and antennae are very dark brown, while the pronotum (a prominent plate-like structure that covers all or part of the thorax) is orange-yellowish, and the elytra are brownish. It inhabits coastal rivers upstream in brackish waters or mangrove areas. It is distributed in Southeast Asia including Malaysia (Jusoh et al., 2018).

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Vegetation → Brackish Water Vegetation
Unknown Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 4
  • Malacca 1
  • Pahang 1
  • Perak 1
  • Sabah 6
  • Sarawak 6
  • Selangor 1
  • Terengganu 2
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
14

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References

Article
  1. Chey, V.K. (2010). Fireflies of Beaufort with special reference to Sungai Garama and Sungai Klias. Sepilok Bulletin. 12, 13-19. http://www.forest.sabah.gov.my/docs/frc/Sepilok%20Bulletin%20Vol.%2012.pdf
  2. Jusoh, W.F.A.W., Hashim, N.R. & Ibrahim, Z.Z. (2010). Distribution and Abundance of Pteroptyx Fireflies in Rembau-Linggi Estuary, Peninsular Malaysia. Environment Asia. 3 (Special issue), 56-60. https://www.thaiscience.info/journals/Article/ENVA/10500608.pdf
  3. Foo, K. & Dawood, M.M. (2017). Diversity of Pteroptyx Fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) and Their Display Trees at Klias Peninsula, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation,  14:95-103.
  4. Jusoh, W.F.A.W., Ballantyne, L.A., Lambkin, C.L., Hashim, N.R. & Wahlberg, N. (2018). The firefly genus Pteroptyx Olivier revisited (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae). Zootaxa. 4456 (1), 1-71. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4456.1
  5. Jusoh, W.F.A.W., Wong, C.H. & Hashim, N.R. (2011). Zonation of Firefly Species and Their Display Trees along Kerteh River, Terengganu. SERANGGA 16 (2), 57-64
  6. Khoo, V., Kirton, L.G. & Nada, B. (2016). Firefly conservation: Monitoring the synchronous fireflies of the Selangor River in Malaysia. Antenna. 40 (2), 46-51. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333599792_Firefly_conservation_Monitoring_the_synchronous_fireflies_of_the_Selangor_River_in_Malaysia
  7. Khoo, V., Nada, B., Kirton, L.G. & Phon, C.K. (2012). Monitoring the population of the firefly Pteroptyx tener along the Selangor River, Malaysia for conservation and sustainable ecotourism. Lampyrid 2, 162-173. https://lampyridjournal.com/monitoring-the-population-of-the-firefly-pteroptyx-tener-along-the-selangor-river-malaysia-for-conservation-and-sustainable-ecotourism/
  8. Kirton, L.G., Nada, B., Khoo, V. & Phon, C.K. (2012). Monitoring populations of bioluminescent organisms using digital night photography and image analysis: A case study of the fireflies of the Selangor River, Malaysia. Insect Conservation and Diversity 5 (3), 244-250. http://www.researchgate.net/publication/263759560_Monitoring_populations_of_bioluminescent_organisms_using_digital_night_photography_and_image_analysis_A_case_study_of_the_fireflies_of_the_Selangor_River_Malaysia
  9. Nada, B. & Kirton, L.G. (2004). The secret life of fireflies. (3), 4
  10. Nada, B. & Kirton, L.G. (2004). The Secret Life of Fireflies. IRBM (Integrated River Basin Management) Updates (3), 2-4
  11. Nallakumar, K. (2003). The synchronously flashing aggregative fireflies of peninsular Malaysia. Biodiversity. 4 (2), 11-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/14888386.2003.9712684
Book
  1. Sasekumar, A. & Chong, V.C. (2012). Mangrove and Coastal Environment of Selangor, Malaysia. Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. pp. 290.
  2. Wong, C.H. (2022). Congregating Firefly Zones (CFZ) in Malaysia: Conservation of mangrove congregating fireflies. Malaysian Nature Society.
Magazine/Bulletin
  1. Distribution of the Synchronous Flashing Beetle, Pteroptyx tener Olivier (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), in Malaysia. The Coleopterist Bulletin, 67(4): 604-605 (December 2013). The Coleopterists Society
  2. Conservation Malaysia (25), 2017. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Mohd Hanafy Bin Gausmian, Ms. Nur Razan Faiqah Binti Zahili, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Nada Badruddin

Species Citation :- Pteroptyx tener. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/58659. [Retrieved 26 September 2022].

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