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Genus Ellychnia - Diurnal Fireflies

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Lampyridae (Fireflies)
Subfamily Lampyrinae
Tribe Photinini
Genus Ellychnia (Diurnal Fireflies)
Other Common Names
Firefly, Lightning bug, Day Flying Firefly, Winter Firefly
Explanation of Names
Ellychnia Blanchard 1845
Greek 'lamp wick' (from lychnos 'lamp')
>12 spp. in our area (needs revision)(1)
5-14 mm
Large, diurnal fireflies; adults lack light organs, antennal segment III shorter than IV(2)
across NA(1)
Active during the day; common on tree trunks in spring, on goldenrod and asters in autumn(3), or on flowers and grassy vegetation, esp. in moist habitats(4)
See Also
Lucidota, especially L. atra
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
3.Peterson Field Guides: Beetles
Richard E. White. 1983. Houghton Mifflin Company.
4.Field Guide to Beetles of California
Arthur V. Evans and James N. Hogue. 2006. University of California Press.