Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Photurinae

beetle? - Photuris fairchildi Firefly Larvae - Photuris Photuris  - Photuris Pyractomena? - Photuris Unknown - Photuris Firefly Larva - Photuris Firefly - Photuris Photuris hebes Barber - Photuris hebes
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 Photurinae
Explanation of Names
Photurinae Lacordaire 1857
>50 spp. (all but one in Photuris) in 2 genera in our area(1)
in our area, Photuris widespread in the east (to CO-TX), Bicellonychaconfined to AZ(1)
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.