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132937 - Ellychnia

132937 - Ellychnia
Olympic NP, Washington, USA
May 23, 1995
Size: <1/2"

Moved from Fireflies.

now this must be one of the western Ellychnia (we may have a few more among those currently placed under Pyropyga)

This is one of the western species. I'm not familiar with them but I would say it looks similar to E. greeni.

not hatchi?
not hatchi?

Either species are common along the Pacific coast, but as mentioned I'm unacquainted with the western Lampyridae.
It's hard to tell whether the elytral costae are elevated. If the pronotal vittae do not to attain either apical or basal margins (which seems to be the case), then I would go with hatchi.

i started writing...
...then went for a coffee and a phone chat -- only to discover you've said it all :)

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