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Family Identification - Lampyridae

ENY 3005 Family Identification

Coleoptera: Lampyridae

Pronunciation: lamb-PIER-ri-dee

 Common name: lightningbugs, fireflies


Identifying characteristics for the family Lampyridae include:

Additional information:


Links to other Coleoptera taxa: Cicindelidae, Carabidae, Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae, Hydrophilidae, Silphidae, Staphylinidae, Cantharidae, Lampyridae, Elateridae, Buprestidae, Coccinellidae, Meloidae, Tenebrionidae, Passalidae, Scarabaeidae, Cerambycidae, Chrysomelidae, Curculionidae.

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Prepared by John L. Foltz. Last update: 6 May 1998.

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