Fireflies & Glow-worms

Lampyrid Volume 2 | 2012
CONTENTS

The Selangor Declaration: Conservation of Fireflies
xi-xiii

Taxonomy – help or hindrance in South East Asia?
Lesley Ballantyne
Keynote Paper | 1-12

The restoration and maintenance of firefly habitats in Japan — case studies from Yokosuka City.
Nobuyoshi Ohba
Keynote Paper | 13-23

First record of the firefly genus Pygoluciola Wittmer (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae) in Thailand.
Wandee Wattanachaiyingcharoen & Sorasak Nakeiam
Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Genetics | 24-30


Impact of artificial light on the distribution of the common
European glow-worm, Lampyris noctiluca (Coleoptera: Lampyridae).
Stefan Ineichen & Beat Rüttimann
Biology and Behaviour | 31-36

The distribution, life cycle and flash behaviour of the firefly Pyrocoelia praetexta Olivier (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) in the Alishan area of Taiwan.
Jen-Zon Ho, Jing-Han Hu, En-Cheng Yang, Chia-Hsiung Wu & Ping-Shih Yang
Biology and Behaviour | 37-47

Fireflies in the snow: Observations on two early-season arboreal fireflies Ellychnia corrusca and Pyractomena borealis.
Lynn Faust
Biology and Behaviour
| 48-71

The life history of a species of Lamprigera (Coleoptera, Lampyridae): results of a preliminary study on laboratory rearing of fireflies at Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Somyot Silalom, Anchana Thancharoen & Suyanee Vessabutr
Biology and Behaviour
| 72-79

Observations on the external morphology and behaviour of Pteroptyx tener and Pteropytx bearni in Malaysia.
Nobuyoshi Ohba & Choong Hay Wong
Biology and Behaviour
| 80-86

Male aggregation behaviour in the fireflies Photinus ignitus and Pteroptyx malaccae.
Christopher Cratsley, Tanthai Prasertkul & Anchana Thancharoen
Biology and Behaviour | 87-98

Octopamine and DUM neurons orchestrate the larval firefly aposematic defence.
Fredric V. Vencl, Shetal Shah, Adam Gerber & Albert D. Carlson
Biology and Behaviour | 99-112

Survey of species diversity, distribution and abundance of fireflies in Singapore.
Su Hooi Chan, Lesley A. Ballantyne & Colleen A.L. Goh
Ecology and Diversity | 113-122

The distribution and abundance of fireflies in natural and agricultural areas of Pakistan.
Waseem Akram, Muhammad Sajid Tabassum & Khuram Zia
Ecology and Diversity | 123-126

Insect species co-existing with the Papua New Guinea firefly Pteroptyx effulgens share aspects of appearance and behaviour.
Nobuyoshi Ohba & Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow
Ecology and Diversity | 127-137

Regional diversity of fireflies of the subfamily Luciolinae (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) in Sri Lanka. W.M.C.D. Wijekoon,
H.C.E. Wegiriya & C.N.L. Bogahawatta
Ecology and Diversity | 138-141

Well managed firefly tourism: a good tool for firefly conservation in Thailand.
Anchana Thancharoen
Conservation and Ecotourism | 142-148

The effect of habitat modification on firefly populations at the Rembau-Linggi estuary, Peninsular Malaysia.
Wan Faridah Akmal Wan Jusoh & Nor Rasidah Hashim
Conservation and Ecotourism | 149-155

Mapping riparian vegetation for conservation of a firefly habitat at Kuala Selangor, Malaysia.
H. Khali Aziz, O. Hamdan, F. Mohd Azahari, I. Azhan Shah, H. Mohd Nasir & N. Samsu Annuar
Conservation and Ecotourism | 156-161

Monitoring the population of the firefly Pteroptyx tener along the Selangor River, Malaysia for conservation and sustainable ecotourism.
Veronica Khoo, B. Nada, Laurence G.
Kirton & Chooi-Khim Phon

Conservation and Ecotourism | 1621-73

Conservation of Congregating Firefly Zones (CFZs) in Peninsular Malaysia.
Choong Hay Wong & Chin Aik Yeap
Conservation and Ecotourism | 174-187

Pirilampos (The Fireflies) — An educational workshop on fireflies combining the arts and sciences. Maria Mendonça,
José Fidalgo & Luís Vasconcelos
Conservation and Ecotourism | 188

 

Abstracts of Other Papers Presented


The evolution of bioluminescence in Coleoptera.
Marc A. Branham & Jessica Light
Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Genetics | 192

Geographical variation in the nightly onset of flashing in the Japanese terrestrial firefly, Luciola parvula.
Takuro Yasuoka, Tsuyoshi Yagi, Kaoru Maeto & Makio Takeda
Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Genetics | 192

Explanatory research using novel luciferase genes from South-east Asian fireflies under the Convention of Biological Diversity.
Ryutaro Akiyoshi, Katsunori Ogoh & Hirobumi Suzuki
Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Genetics | 193

The firefly population and other insects along the banks of the Johor River in Malaysia.
S. Norela, M.H. Shahril, A. Mohd Noh & A. Maimon
Ecology and Diversity | 194

Comparison of firefly larval abundance in three different landscapes along the Selangor River, Malaysia.
B. Nada, L.G. Kirton & Y. Norma-Rashid
Ecology and Diversity | 195

Monitoring populations of aggregating fireflies using digital image analysis.
Laurence G. Kirton, Veronica Khoo & B. Nada
Conservation and Ecotourism | 196

Pteroptyx macdermotti McLean — the unusual Pteroptyx firefly.
Lesley A. Ballantyne, Tuan-Wah Wong & Colleen A.L. Goh
Poster Abstract | 197

Discovery of synchronous flashing in a new species of Luciola from Europe (Paxos, Ionian Islands, Greece).
Raphaël De Cock, Andrew Moiseff, John Day & Shelley Castle
Poster Abstract | 197

The application of digital photography to study group display behaviour in aggregating fireflies — a preliminary test based on nocturnal activity rhythm of Pteroptyx tener.
Veronica Khoo & Laurence G. Kirton
Poster Abstract | 198

Presence and distribution of Spanish glow-worms based on a survey by means of a photo-biodiversity database.
J.R. Guzmán Álvarez & Raphaël De Cock
Poster Abstract | 199

Distribution and habitat of Asymmetricata circumdata (Motsch.) (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae) in the north of Thailand.
Sorasak Nak-eiam & Wandee Wattanachaiyingcharoen
Poster Abstract | 200

The synchronous fireflies of Petchaburi River estuary.
Surachai Choldumrongkul, Nantiya Ratanachan & Nongpanga Pachey
Poster Abstract | 201

Discovery of an additional species of firefly along the Selangor River, Malaysia based on morphologically distinct larvae.
B. Nada, Lesley A. Ballantyne, Laurence G. Kirton & Y. Norma-Rashid
Poster Abstract | 201

Protecting the natural attractions of a historic riverine village in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
N.R. Hashim, W.F.A.W. Jusoh, A.M. Mohd Shahrudin, N. Mohd Fazlin, M.N. Mohd Nassrul Safre, M. Rathiveerachelvi & S. Alik
Poster Abstract | 202

Enhancing the firefly population at Pasir Ris Park, Singapore through active management of mangroves.
Y. Mohamad
Poster Abstract | 203

Firefly photography.
Vor, Yiu
Poster Abstract | 204