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Species Photinus indictus

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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 indictus (Photinus indictus)
Other Common Names
No lantern Photinus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Photinus indictus (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Pyropyga indicta LeConte 1881
Size
Both sexes, 6.5-8 mm (1)
Identification
MALE, Form similar to P. consanguineus.
Pronotum with median dark vitta attaining base and sometimes nearly apex, one-third to two-fifths as wide as convex disk, slightly narrowing posteriorly, sometimes abruptly expanding near base. Scutellum and mesonotal areas dark piceous.
Elytra piceous black, sutural bead flavate usually to scutellum, lateral pale border wider, slightly exceeding width of explanate margin, continuous around apex, pale borders well defined.
Ventral segments dark piceous, segments 6 to 8 often irregularly paler; pygidium with sides and apex broadly pale.
Eyes small, separated medially above by more than diameter of eye.
Disk of pronotum finely and sparsely punctulate, median longitudinal line not impressed. Epipleurae narrow except at base.
Ventral segments 6 and 7 each subequal in length to segment 5, light organs lacking; pygidium broadly truncate. Aedeagus similar to P. consanguineus. (1)
FEMALE. Alate (winged), similar to male. Eyes slightly smaller. Ventral segments uniformly piceous black or brownish, varying with distal segments irregularly more or less pale, light organs lacking; pygidium narrowly rounded at apex. (1)
Range
Appalachia to Great Plains (2)
See Also
Form similar to P. consanguineus

Det. E. G. Riley, 2007
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)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.