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Species Ellychnia corrusca - Winter Firefly

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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 Lucidotini
Genus Ellychnia (Diurnal Fireflies)
Species corrusca (Winter Firefly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
probably a complex of several spp.(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Ellychnia corrusca (Linnaeus 1767)
10-14 mm(3)
Size is a key component of identification in the northeast, where E. corrusca is the largest species of the genus (10-14 mm vs 5-7.5 mm in other spp.)

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2015
e. NA to AK, western Mtn tops (4)(3)(5)(2)
Most commonly found on tree trunks; also on flowers
Feb-Dec (BG data), overwinters as adult (6)
can be a pest in sap buckets in the spring(4)
Print References
Rooney J.A., Lewis S.M. (2000) Notes on the life history and mating behavior of Ellychnia corrusca (Coloeptera: Lampyridae). Florida Entomologist 83: 324 (Full text)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.University of Alberta Entomology Collection
2.On research and entomological education VI: Firefly species and lists, old and new.
Lloyd, J.E. 2003. Florida Entomologist 86(2): 99–113.
3.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
4.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
5. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
6.Checklist and keys to fireflies of east-central Alabama.
Lloyd, J.E. 1990. Stridulator 4(3): 9-21.