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Revision of the species of Pyropyga (Lampyridae)
By Green J.W.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 15: 65-74, 1961

The European lesser glow worm, Phosphaenus hemipterus (Goeze), in North America (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)
By Majka C.G., MacIvor J.S.
ZooKeys 29: 35–47, 2009

Checklist and keys to fireflies of east-central Alabama.
By Lloyd, J.E.
Stridulator 4(3): 9-21., 1990
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Lloyd, J.E. 1990. Checklist and keys to fireflies of east-central Alabama. Stridulator 4(3): 9-21.

Subfamily: Lampyrinae
Pleotomus pallens LeConte
Tenaspis angularis Gorham
Pyractomena angulata (Say)
P. angustata LeConte
P. borealis (Randall)
P. dispersa Green
P. lucifera (Melsheimer)
P. marqinalis Green
P. palustris Green
P. similis Green
Ellychnia corrusca (L.)
Phausis reticulata LeConte

Photinus acuminatus Green
P. australis Green
P. brimleyi Green
P. consimilis complex

On research and entomological education VI: Firefly species and lists, old and new.
By Lloyd, J.E.
Florida Entomologist 86(2): 99–113., 2003
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Lloyd, J.E. 2003. On research and entomological education VI: Firefly species and lists, old and new. Florida Entomologist 86(2): 99–113.

Abstract

Lists of insect species are useful for insect biologists and students in several fields, including taxonomy, behavioral ecology, conservation, and biological control, and they are useful to the teacher of classical entomology for the insight and drama they can provide to the history and biography of our science. Such lists can be viewed as cooperative projects that have combined the efforts and enthusiasms of naturalist/taxonomists along a time line, and as they evolve they can become ever better guides to observation and identification, and to new and interesting biotaxonomic problems.

New Lampyridae.
By Fall, H.C.
Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 22: 205-211., 1927
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Fall, H.C. 1927. New Lampyridae. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 22: 205-211.

Photinus ignitus
Photinus ablucens
Photinus granulatus
Photinus floridanus
Photinus stellaris
Photuris flavicollis

Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs: Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the E. and C. U.S. & Canada.
By Faust, L.F.
University of Georgia Press, Athens. 400 pp., 2017
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Lynn Frierson Faust. (2017) Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs: Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada. University of Georgia Press, Athens. 400 pp.

This is the first comprehensive firefly guide for eastern and central North America ever published. It is written for all those who want to know more about the amazing world of lightning bugs and learn the secrets hidden in the flash patterns of the 75+ species found in the eastern and central U.S. and Canada. As an independent researcher working with numerous university teams, naturalist Lynn Frierson Faust, “The Lightning Bug Lady,” has spent decades tracking the behavior and researching the habitats of these fascinating creatures.

Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies
By Sara Lewis
Princeton University Press, 2016
Attractive book on firefly biology. Has an interesting guide to several prominent genera of North American fireflies. (It has a key, but again, it is only for the more prominent genera.) Photos include contributions from several BugGuide members. See also:
Princeton University Press page
https://silentsparks.com/
TED Talk--The love and lies of fireflies

The occurrence and behaviors of North American fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) on milkweed, Asclepias syriaca L.
By Faust, L. and H. Faust.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(2): 283-291., 2014
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Lynn Faust and Hugh Faust. 2014. The occurrence and behaviors of North American fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) on milkweed, Asclepias syriaca L. The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(2): 283-291.

Abstract

At four sites spanning a general triangle with 50–100 km legs in East Tennessee over a six-week period in July and August 2013, 56 fireflies, male and female, from four species and three genera were associated with common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca L. Photinus pyralis (L.), Photinus cooki Green, Pyropyga minuta LeConte, and an [un]determined species of Photuris Dejean repeatedly exhibited seven common behaviors of nectaring from individual blooms and stigmatic slits and actively mouthing floral stems, recurved sepals, and uppermost leaves, lasting from 9–175+ minutes.

 
 
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