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Tribe Lampyrini

pink glowworm - Microphotus undescribed - female Glowworm - Microphotus - female Microphotus sp. - Microphotus octarthrus - male Microphotus angustus - California Pink Glowworm Male Ventral - Microphotus angustus - male Microphotus angustus? - Microphotus angustus - male Prolutacea pulsator female - Prolutacea pulsator - female Glow Worm? - Microphotus Microphotus
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 Lampyrini
13 spp. in 5 genera in our area(1)(2)
key to genera in(1)
Works Cited
1.Two new genera and one new species of firefly (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Lampyrinae: Lampyrini), with notes on their biology
Cicero J.M. 2006. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 82(2): 200-207.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.