Lampyridae


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Related to Lampyridae: Meloidae, Elateridae, Cantharidae

Lampyridae

[lam′pir·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The firefly beetles, a large cosmopolitan family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Cantharoidea.

Lampyridae

 

(fireflies), a family of nocturnal beetles. The body is elongate and, in females, wormlike. The coloration is dark. In some species the adult females have an organ of luminescence—a modified fatty body—at the end of the abdomen; the larvae and ova of many species also emit light but not as intensely as the adult females. Fireflies feed mainly on mol-lusks. There are about 2,000 species. Lampyris noctiluca is common in the north and in the central zone. Males of this species reach 15 mm in length and fly well; females reach 18 mm in length and are wingless. The species Luciola suturalis, which emits a bright light, is found in the south.

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A Study of Rhagophthalmidae and Lampyridae in Hong Kong with descriptions of new species (Coleoptera): Part 1.
Some families were collected only in the larval stage, such as Lampyridae, Scirtidae, Psephenidae, Ptilodactylidae and some genera of Elmidae, while others like Torridincolidae, Nitidulidae, Hydraenidae and most genera of Dytiscidae were collected only in adults.
Among families Scirtidae, Psephenidae and Ptilodactylidae, adults are terrestrial and live in the riparian zone, flying or walking on rocks or vegetation (Spangler, 1981; Brown, 1987), Lampyridae is mainly terrestrial with few aquatic representatives in larval stage (Jach and Balke, 2008).
2 Erotylidae Xalpirta valdiviana Philippi & Philippi Geotrupidae Frickius variolosus Germain Lampyridae Pyractonema obscura (Olivier) Pyractonema sp.
El primero de estos, katu 'carbunclo, cocuyo', homonimo del superordinado y, por ende, especifico tipico, corresponde a especies del genero Pyrophorus de la familia Elateridae; el segundo, dawawak 'luciernaga', con el estatus de especifico no tipico, a la familia Lampyridae.
Four families [Eucinetidae, Lampyridae, Oedemeridae, Corylophidae (as Orthoperidae)], each represented by single species, included in the South Carolina list were not present in our samples, but only one of these was represented by a common species (Eucinetus strigosus LeConte).
Feeding observations and number of diet items (n) consumed by harvestmen in hedgerow and adjacent soybean field Hedgerow Soybeans Day Night Day Night Prey category (n) (n) (n) (n) Homoptera Aphididae 1 Fulgoridae 1 2 other 1 Hemiptera 1 Diptera Larvae 1 Adults 4 Coleoptera Carabidae 1 1 1 1 Cicindelidae 1 Lampyridae 1 Scarabaeidae 1 1 Staphylinidae 1 Other 2 Orthoptera 1 Hymenoptera Formicidae 1 3 Vespidae 1 Araneae 2 Diplopoda 1 2 Annelida 10 41 14 Mollusca 4 2 Fruit and nectar 12 1 Other plant material 4 8 Unidentified 1 3 5 Total diet items 32 68 3 35 Person search h 10.
B Elateridae Anchastus asper LeConte Neotrichophorus carolinensis Schaeffer Lycidae Calochromus perfacetus (Say) Lycus lateralis 3 Melsheimer Plateros 2 flavoscutellatus Blatchley Lampyridae Pyractonema angulata (Say) Cantharidae Chauliognathus 17 marginatus (Fabricius) Polemius laticornis Say Tytthonyx flavicollis Blatchley Dermestidae Attagenus fasciatus 1 (Thunberg) Cryptorhopalum 5 focale Beal Cryptorhopalum ruficorne LeConte Cleridae Enoclerus lunatus 2 (Klug) Melyridae Attalus 3 circumscriptus Say Attalus sp.
La familia Elmidae fue la mas abundante (92,91 %) y diversa con 14 generos, mientras que Dytiscidae y Lampyridae fueron las menos diversas y abundantes con un genero y dos organismos cada una.
91%) and diverse (14 taxa), while Dytiscidae and Lampyridae families were less abundant and diverse (1 genus and 2 specimens each).
SUBORDEN SUPERFAMILIA FAMILIA Adephaga Carabaeoidea Carabidae Cicindelidae Noteridae Polyphaga Hydrophiloidea Hydrophilidae Staphylinoidea Leiodidae Staphylinidae Histeroidea Histeridae Scarabaeoidea Glaresidae Melolonthidae Passalidae Scarabaeidae Buprestoidea Buprestidae Elateroidea Cantharidae Elateridae Lampyridae Lycidae Bostrichoidea Anobiidae Dermestidae Cucujoidea Aderidae Byturidae Coccinclidae Erotylidae Nitidulidae Phalacridae Tenebrionoidea Meloidae Oedemeridae Tenebrionidae Chrysomeloidea Cerambycidae Chrysomelidae Curculionoidea Brentidae Curculionidae Scolytidae
carolinus in its native setting were determined as there are at least 13 Lampyridae species commonly found in Elkmont during the P.