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Superfamily Elateroidea - Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles

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Cicero J.M. (2013) World Lampyridae, Lycidae, Phengodidae, Drilidae and miscellany

A discussion of flashing patters of Photinus from the SE USA
Photos of a number of different species of Photinus together with a description of the falshing patterns of each.

Ellychnia of Western North America
PDF scan of:
Fender, K.M. 1970. Ellychnia of western North America. (Coleoptera-Lampyridae). Northwest Science 44: 31-43.

Original link was

North American Negastriinae (Coleoptera: Elateridae): The Negastriinae of the Eastern United States and Adjacent Canada
Published in Insecta Mundi (1990) by Jeffrey N.L. Stibick; includes keys to all genera and described species of Negastriinae in Eastern North America.

Texas Beetle larva
A lot of info on this site.

Branham M. (2004-2005) Glow-worms, railroad-worms (Insecta: Coleoptera: Phengodidae)
Outline of distribution, morphology, biology and behavior of Phengodidae; ref. list.

Johnson P.J. (-2013) Project Elater: Taxonomy and biology of click beetles and their relatives
Currently unavailable, this site, put together by our leading expert, will hopefully become a comprehensive source of information on Elateridae, Anischiidae, Throscidae, and Cerophytidae

Johnson P.J. (-2013) Elateridae of Canada and the Continental United States
A part of the Project Elater -- under construction, currently not available

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