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Genus Microphotus

luminescent Larvae 3 - Microphotus - female Microphotus pecosensis Fall - Microphotus pecosensis - male Microphotus angustus LeConte - Microphotus angustus - male Microphotus angustus? - Microphotus angustus - male Microphotus octarthrus Fall - Microphotus octarthrus Larviform female - Microphotus fragilis - female Glacier Point Glowworm - Microphotus angustus - female Coleoptera - Microphotus octarthrus
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 Lampyrini
Genus Microphotus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Revision in Green (1959)(1)
Explanation of Names
Microphotus LeConte 1866
6 spp. in sw. US and adjacent Mexico(2)
Larviform females