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Genus Pyropyga

Pyropyga sp. - Pyropyga decipiens Beetles - Pyropyga decipiens Pyropyga decipiens - male - - Pyropyga nigricans - male Pyropyga? - Pyropyga Pyropyga Firefly_Pyropyga minuta  or Ellychnia? - Pyropyga nigricans Pyropyga nigricans? - Pyropyga nigricans
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea
Family Lampyridae (Fireflies)
Subfamily Lampyrinae
Tribe Lucidotini
Genus Pyropyga
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1)
Explanation of Names
Pyropyga Motschulsky 1852
Greek 'fire butt' (refers to the light organs)
4 spp. in our area, 10 total(2)(1)
5‒9 mm
New World, incl. most of our area(1)
not yet in guide: P. modesta Green 1961 (southern)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the species of Pyropyga (Lampyridae)
Green J.W. 1961. Col. Bull. 15: 65-74.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.