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Species Photinus sabulosus

firefly - Photinus sabulosus - male
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
Tribe Lucidotini
Genus Photinus
Species sabulosus (Photinus sabulosus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Photinus sabulosus Green, 1956
Size
6-7.5 mm (1)
Range
mostly ne US to s IL (2)
Remarks
courtship flash patterns:
males: quick flash every 4 seconds
female response, quick flash a half second after the male's flash (3)
Print References
Green, J.W. 1956. Revision of the Nearctic species of Photinus (Lampyridae: Coleoptera). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 28: 561–613. (1)
Lloyd, J.E. 1966. Studies on the flash communication system in Photinus fireflies. Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 130: 1-95. (2)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Nearctic species of Photinus (Lampyridae: Coleoptera).
Green, J.W. 1956. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 28: 561–613.
2.Studies on the flash communication system in Photinus fireflies.
Lloyd, J.E. 1966. Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 130: 1-95.
3.Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies
Sara Lewis. 2016. Princeton University Press.