Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinks
Books
Data

Species Photuris versicolor

first page
previous page
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...
next page
last page

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
Publisher's Page

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, β€œThe 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
BioOne

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.

Allegheny National Forest June 2012 Firefly Survey Forest and Warren Counties, PA.
By Faust et al.
U.S. Forest Service, USDA. 34 pp., 2012
Full PDF

Lynn Faust, Raphael De Cock, Kathrin Stanger Hall, Zach Marion, Sarah Sander. 2012. Allegheny National Forest June 2012 Firefly Survey Forest and Warren Counties, PA. U.S. Forest Service, USDA. 34 pp.

The Lampyridae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada
By Majka C.G.
Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society 8: 11-29, 2012

The fireflies (Coleptera; Lampyridae) of Ontario
By Luk S.P.L., Marshall S.A., Branham M.A.
Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 16: 1-105, 2011

Four new Coleoptera (Elateridae and Buprestidae).
By Knull, J.N.
Entomological News 49: 19-22., 1938
[b]Full Text - BHL

Knull, J.N. 1938. Four new Coleoptera (Elateridae and Buprestidae). Entomological News 49: 19-22.

Conoderus browni n. sp.
Limonius flavomarginatus n. sp.
Paratyndaris tucsoni n. sp.
Paratyndaris quadrinotata n. sp.

Synopsis of adventive species of Coleoptera (Insecta) recorded from Canada. Part 4: Scarabaeoidea... [through Cleroidea]
By Klimaszewski J, Langor D, Smith A, Hoebeke E, Davies A, Pelletier G, Douglas HB, Webster RP, Bourdon C, Borowiec L, Scudder GGE
Pensoft Series Faunistica 116: 1-215, 2017
Full title: Synopsis of adventive species of Coleoptera (Insecta) recorded from Canada. Part 4: Scarabaeoidea, Scirtoidea, Buprestoidea, Byrrhoidea, Elateroidea, Derodontoidea, Bostrichoidea, and Cleroidea

Full text

first page
previous page
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...
next page
last page