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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

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Subfamily Lampyrinae

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 Aspisoma
Species ignitum - Aspisoma ignitum
Genus Micronaspis
Species floridana - Florida Intertidal Firefly
Genus Pyractomena
Species angulata - Pyractomena angulata
Species borealis - Pyractomena borealis
Species dispersa - Pyractomena dispersa
Species ecostata - Pyractomena ecostata
Species linearis - Pyractomena linearis
Species lucifera - Pyractomena lucifera
No Taxon lucifera COMPLEX
Species marginalis - Pyractomena marginalis
Species punctiventris - Pyractomena punctiventris
Species vexillaria - Pyractomena vexillaria
No Taxon larvae
Tribe Lamprocerini
Genus Tenaspis
Species angularis - Tenaspis angularis
Tribe Lampyrini
Genus Microphotus
Species angustus - Microphotus angustus
Species decarthrus - Microphotus decarthrus
Species dilatatus - Microphotus dilatatus
Species fragilis - Microphotus fragilis
Species octarthrus - Microphotus octarthrus
Species pecosensis - Microphotus pecosensis
Species undescribed - Microphotus undescribed
Genus Nelsonphotus
Species aridus - Nelsonphotus aridus
Genus Paraphausis
Species eximius - Paraphausis eximius
Genus Pleotomodes
Genus Prolutacea
Species pulsator - Prolutacea pulsator
Tribe Pleotomini
Genus Pleotomus
Species davisii - Pleotomus davisii
Species nigripennis - Pleotomus nigripennis
Species pallens - Pleotomus pallens
Tribe Lucidotini
Genus Ellychnia - Diurnal Fireflies
Species californica - California Glowworm
Species corrusca - Winter Firefly
Species facula - Ellychnia facula
Species flavicollis - Ellychnia flavicollis
Species greeni - Ellychnia greeni
Species hatchi - Ellychnia hatchi
Species megista - Ellychnia megista
Species simplex - Ellychnia simplex
Species captiosa - Ellychnia captiosa
Genus Lucidota
Species atra - Black Firefly
Species luteicollis - Lucidota luteicollis
Species punctata - Lucidota punctata
Genus Phausis
Species californica - Phausis californica
Species inaccensa - Phausis inaccensa
Species nigra - Phausis nigra
Species reticulata - Blue Ghost Firefly
Species rhombica - Phausis rhombica
Genus Photinus
Species ardens - Photinus ardens
Species bivulnerus - Photinus bivulnerus
Species brimleyi - Photinus brimleyi
Species carolinus - Synchronous Firefly
Species collustrans - Photinus collustrans
Species concisus - Photinus concisus
Species consanguineus - Photinus consanguineus
Species consimilis - Photinus consimilis
Species cookii - Photinus cookii
Species dimissus - Photinus dimissus
Species ignitus - Photinus ignitus
Species immaculatus - Photinus immaculatus
Species indictus - Photinus indictus
Species knulli - Photinus knulli
Species macdermotti - Photinus macdermotti
Species obscurellus - Photinus obscurellus
Species punctulatus - Photinus punctulatus
No Taxon pyralis Group
Species pyralis - Photinus pyralis
Species sabulosus - Photinus sabulosus
Species scintillans - Photinus scintillans
Species stellaris - Photinus stellaris
Species tenuicinctus - Photinus tenuicinctus
Species texanus - Photinus texanus
No Taxon marginella/curtatus complex
Species marginella - Photinus marginella
Species curtatus - Photinus curtatus
Genus Phosphaenus
Species hemipterus - Lesser Glowworm
Genus Pyropyga
Species decipiens - Pyropyga decipiens
Species minuta - Pyropyga minuta
Species nigricans - Pyropyga nigricans