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Subfamily Lampyrinae

which Fire Fly group? - Photinus pyralis beetle - Pyropyga decipiens Firefly? - Photinus indictus Orange Something - Pyractomena Is this a firefly - Ellychnia corrusca Photinus carolinus Green - Photinus carolinus Photinus? - Photinus Photinus
Classification
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)
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Lampyridae (Fireflies)
Subfamily Lampyrinae
Numbers
by far the largest subfamily, with >110 spp. in our area arranged in 15 genera of 5 tribes(1)
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.