Species Pyropyga nigricans
On research and entomological education VI: Firefly species and lists, old and new.By Lloyd, J.E.
Florida Entomologist 86(2): 99–113., 2003
Lloyd, J.E. 2003. On research and entomological education VI: Firefly species and lists, old and new. Florida Entomologist 86(2): 99–113.
Lists of insect species are useful for insect biologists and students in several fields, including taxonomy, behavioral ecology, conservation, and biological control, and they are useful to the teacher of classical entomology for the insight and drama they can provide to the history and biography of our science. Such lists can be viewed as cooperative projects that have combined the efforts and enthusiasms of naturalist/taxonomists along a time line, and as they evolve they can become ever better guides to observation and identification, and to new and interesting biotaxonomic problems.
New Lampyridae.By Fall, H.C.
Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 22: 205-211., 1927
Fall, H.C. 1927. New Lampyridae. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 22: 205-211.
Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs: Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the E. and C. U.S. & Canada.By Faust, L.F.
University of Georgia Press, Athens. 400 pp., 2017
Lynn Frierson Faust. (2017) Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs: Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada. University of Georgia Press, Athens. 400 pp.
This is the first comprehensive firefly guide for eastern and central North America ever published. It is written for all those who want to know more about the amazing world of lightning bugs and learn the secrets hidden in the flash patterns of the 75+ species found in the eastern and central U.S. and Canada. As an independent researcher working with numerous university teams, naturalist Lynn Frierson Faust, “The Lightning Bug Lady,” has spent decades tracking the behavior and researching the habitats of these fascinating creatures.