Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Atyphella Olliff, 1890

  • Atyphella Olliff, A.S. 1890. New species of Lampyridae, including a notice of the Mt. Wilson fire-fly. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 2 4(3): 643-653 [Date published 3 February 1890] [645].
    Type species:
     Atyphella lychnus Olliff, 1890 by subsequent designation, see Wittmer, W. 1958. Coleoptera: Lampyridae, Cantharidae, Malachiidae, Prionoceridae. Insects of Micronesia 16(2): 67-74 [67].




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld: Australian Alps (AA), Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: Murray-Darling basin, SE coastal
    • Northern Territory: N Gulf, N coastal
    • Queensland: N Gulf, NE coastal

General References

Ballantyne, L.A. 1968. Revisional studies of Australian and Indomalayan Luciolini (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae). University of Queensland Papers, Department of Entomology 2(6): 105-139 (as subgenus of Luciola)

Ballantyne, L.A. 1992. Revisional studies on flashing fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Unpubl. Ph.D. Thesis Brisbane : Univ. of Queensland. 2 vols 420 pp. [176] (Atyphella raised to full generic status)

Ballantyne, L.A. & Lambkin, C. 2000. Lampyridae of Australia (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae: Luciolini). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 46(1): 15–93 [Date published 31 Dec. 2000]

Olivier, E. 1911. Le genre Atyphella Oll. et descriptions d'espèces nouvelles [Col. Lampyridae]. Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 1911: 171-175 [172] (key to species prior to 1912)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
21-Jun-2013 21-Jun-2013 MODIFIED
21-Jun-2013 13-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)