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Species Pyractomena borealis

Firefly - Pyractomena borealis Firefly - Pyractomena borealis Bug with a pink neck - Pyractomena borealis Bug with a pink neck - Pyractomena borealis Bug with a pink neck - Pyractomena borealis Pyractomena borealis? - Pyractomena borealis Firefly in Saskatoon - Pyractomena borealis Lampyridae sp - Pyractomena borealis
Classification
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 Cratomorphini
Genus Pyractomena
Species borealis (Pyractomena borealis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyractomena borealis (Randall, 1838)
Size
11-19 mm
Identification
distinguished by the large size, dark color, narrow (sometimes obliterated) pale lateral border of the elytron, and dusky epipleuron.
Range
e NA to AB (BG data)
Season
mostly Mar-Jun (BG data)