Studies on the flash communication system in Photinus fireﬂies.By Lloyd, J.E.
Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 130: 1-95., 1966
Lloyd, J.E. 1966. Studies on the flash communication system in Photinus
fireﬂies. Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 130: 1-95.
The purpose of this study is to establish a foundation of general knowledge on firefly mating behavior; such general information should pinpoint species best suited for studies on the role of flash signals in reproductive isolation. The approach is a comparative study of mating behavior in several closely related species. The genus Photinus
was selected because of: (1) a relatively large number of species in eastern North America, (2) terrestrial rather than arboreal habits, and (3) apparent simplicity of function of the flashing in adults.
A new Photinus firefly, with notes on mating behavior and a possible case of character displacement (Coleoptera: Lampyridae).By Lloyd, J.E.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 22(1): 1-10., 1968
Lloyd, J.E. 1968. A new Photinus
firefly, with notes on mating behavior and a possible case of character displacement (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 22(1): 1-10.
has previously been confused with Photinus pyralis
(Linnaeus). Male flash pattern emitted about every two seconds (versus about every six seconds in pyralis
). Female response-delay about 0.6 seconds in, duration (versus about 2.2 seconds in pyralis
). Antepenultimate tergite entirely black (versus with
On research and entomological education VI: Firefly species and lists, old and new.By Lloyd, J.E.
Florida Entomologist 86(2): 99–113., 2003
Lloyd, J.E. 2003. On research and entomological education VI: Firefly species and lists, old and new. Florida Entomologist 86(2): 99–113.
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
Fall, H.C. 1927. New Lampyridae. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 22: 205-211.
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
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.