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Genus Microphotus

Glowworm - Microphotus - female Pink Glowworm? - Microphotus angustus Microphotus angustus? - Microphotus angustus - male Microphotus pecosensis - female Glacier Point Glowworm - Microphotus angustus - female Coleoptera - Microphotus octarthrus California Pink Glow Worm? microphotus angustus? - Microphotus - female Glow Worm? - Microphotus
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