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Genus Phengodes - Glowworms

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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 Phengodidae (Glowworm Beetles)
Tribe Phengodini
Genus Phengodes (Glowworms)
Explanation of Names
Phengodes Illiger 1807
Greek 'shining'
Numbers
10 spp. in 2 subgenera (7 Phengodes s. str. + 3 Phengodella) in our area; 28 spp. total(1)(2)
Size
♂ 11-20 mm, ♀ up to 40-65 mm(3)(4)
Identification
Separated from Zarhipis by elytra truncate, narrowed distally; frons impressed between antennal bases(1).
Key to spp. in (2)
Range
Phengodes s. str. - e. US to AZ (with other spp. in Mexico); Phengodella, in CA & TX (with other spp. from Mexico to Venezuela and Ecuador)(1)
Internet References
Texas Entomology (Quinn 2009)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.The genus Phengodes in the United States (Coleoptera: Phengodidae)
Wittmer W. 1975. Col. Bull. 29: 231-250.
3.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
4.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.