Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Photinus indictus (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Pyropyga indicta LeConte 1881
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
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)
Appalachia to Great Plains (2)
Form similar to P. consanguineus
Det. E. G. Riley, 2007
Green, J.W. 1956. Revision of the Nearctic species of Photinus
(Lampyridae: Coleoptera). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 28: 561–613. (1)