The Fireflies of Ontario (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)
CJAI 16 June 2, 2011
doi: 10.3752/cjai.2011.16

Stephen P.L. Luk*, Stephen A. Marshall*, Marc A. Branham***

*School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada *, **

***Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, P.O. Box 110620, Gainesville, FL 32611-0620,

Abstract. A comprehensive illustrated digital key is provided for the 23 species of Lampyridae found in eastern Canada. Photinus consanguineus Leconte, Photinus sabulosus Green, and Lucidota punctata (LeConte) are added as new Canadian records, and Photinus ignitus Fall and Photinus indictus (LeConte) are added as new Quebec records. Phosphaenus hemipterus Fourcroy, Photinus curtatus Green and Photinus pyralis Linnaeus are added to the list of Ontario Lampyridae, while Photinus punctulatus LeConte and Photinus scintillans (Say) are deleted from the list following re-identification of specimens on which previous records were based. The key will also allow the identification of most species of firefly occurring in the northeastern United States.

Lucidota atra Photo by S.A. Marshall

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