Synonyms for lampyridae or Related words with lampyridae

stratiomyidae              cleridae              passalidae              mydidae              cecidomyiidae              curculionoidea              cantharidae              coccinellidae              scarabaeoidea              therevidae              tabanidae              meloidae              dytiscidae              hydrophilidae              silphidae              curculionidae              elateroidea              psychodidae              apidae              tipulidae              ceratopogonidae              staphylinidae              apoidea              scarabaeidae              anthomyiidae              oestridae              gyrinidae              phoridae              culicidae              trichogrammatidae              cyclorrhapha              chrysomeloidea              vespidae              tachinidae              pyralidae              phengodidae              vespinae              bombyliidae              aphidiidae              chrysomelidae              dolichopodidae              mymaridae              aphelinidae              cicindelidae              cleroidea              buprestidae              blattidae              eulophidae              chironomidae              tenebrionoidea             



Examples of "lampyridae"
Firefly is a common name for a bioluminescent beetle in the Lampyridae family.
Luciola cruciata is a species of "flashing" fireflies from the family Lampyridae.
Section 1. The firefly (Lampyridae Coleoptera) of the species Photuris pensylvanica De Geer is hereby selected, designated and adopted as the official insect of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The MBB Lampyridae, or Firefly, was a low-observable medium missile fighter (MRMF) developed in 1980 by the German aerospace company Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB).
Firefly luciferin is the luciferin, or light-emitting compound, found in many firefly (Lampyridae) species. It is the substrate of luciferase (EC 1.13.12.7), which is responsible for the characteristic yellow light emission from many firefly species.
Lampyris is a genus of beetles in the firefly family (Lampyridae). In most of western Eurasia, they are the predominant fireflies. They produce a continuous glow; the larvae and larviform females are among those organisms commonly called "glowworms".
Atyphella is a genus of ‘flashing’ firefly (family Lampyridae) found in the Australasian region, particularly in the eastern and northern regions of Australia. The genus consists of 23 recognized species, 14 considered to be endemic to Australia.
The rover fireflies (Photinus) are a genus of fireflies (family Lampyridae). They are the type genus of tribe Photinini in subfamily Lampyrinae. This genus contains, for example, the common eastern firefly ("P. pyralis"), the state insect of Tennessee, United States.
Firefly luciferin is the luciferin found in many Lampyridae species. It is the substrate of luciferase (EC 1.13.12.7) responsible for the characteristic yellow light emission from fireflies. The chemistry is unusual, as adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is required for light emission.
The Rhagophthalmidae are a family of beetles within the larger Elateroidea group that include click-beetles. Members of this beetle family have bioluminescent organs on the larvae and are closely related to the Phengodidae (glowworm beetles) and Lampyridae (fireflies), and were often included in one of these families as a subfamily—Rhagophthalminae. Towards the end of the 20th century, they were increasingly seen as a distinct family. But they might be the only reasonably close living relatives of the mysterious fireflies of genus "Pterotus", and could eventually end up in a Lampyridae subfamily with these. They were mainly included in the Phengodidae for having similar adaptation for displaying glowing lights. However, this seems to be due to convergent evolution. If they indeed belong in the Lampyridae, they are related to a group of families that have either a distinct type of flashing lights (Luciolinae) or rely exclusively or nearly so on pheromones for communication (the others).
A few insects, such as members of the families Poduridae and Onychiuridae (Collembola), Mycetophilidae (Diptera) and the beetle families Lampyridae, Phengodidae, Elateridae and Staphylinidae are bioluminescent. The most familiar group are the fireflies, beetles of the family Lampyridae. Some species are able to control this light generation to produce flashes. The function varies with some species using them to attract mates, while others use them to lure prey. Cave dwelling larvae of "Arachnocampa" (Mycetophilidae, fungus gnats) glow to lure small flying insects into sticky strands of silk.
Likewise, the Lampyridae are very closely related to the Drilidae, Omalisidae, Phengodidae (which includes Telegeusidae), and the doubtfully distinct Rhagophthalmidae; members of these families are also bioluminescent, at least as larvae. This group of families also includes many taxa whose females are larviform, though this is also known from a few other families in the superfamily.
Developed independently of the Have Blue prototype and Lockheed's F-117 stealth fighter, the Lampyridae nonetheless utilized a similar approach. The design was revealed to the US in 1987 when a group of USAF officers were shown the piloted model, which was kept in a closed-off section of MBB's plant at Ottobrunn in Bavaria. The project was canceled soon after for unspecified reasons.
The Luciolinae are among the largest subfamilies of fireflies (Lampyridae). They seem to be all "flashing" (as opposed to "continuous-glow") fireflies. They are a diverse lineage, spreading throughout the warm parts of Eurasia into temperate Europe and East Asia and south to the Australian region.
The taxonomic ranking of the "Atyphella" has been somewhat disputed. It was originally described in 1889 as a separate genus under Lampyridae. This was changed in 1964 when it was grouped under the genus "Luciola" as a subgenus (along with "Pygoluciola"). In 2000 it was again distinguished as a separate genus. This is the current accepted taxonomy, sitting as a sister group to "Pygoluciola".
This family is distinct from the fireflies (family Lampyridae), which may also be called "glow-worms" in its larval stage. It also apparently includes the long-lipped beetles, which are only differentiated from phengodids by the unusual modifications of their mouthparts – it appears that Phengodidae is paraphyletic if the long-lipped beetles were treated as a family Telegeusidae.
Glowworm or glow-worm is the common name for various groups of insect larvae and adult larviform females that glow through bioluminescence. They include members of the families Elateridae, Lampyridae, Phengodidae, and Rhagophthalmidae among beetles; as well as members of the genera "Arachnocampa", "Keroplatus", and "Orfelia" among keroplatid fungus gnats.
The Ototetrinae are a small and somewhat disputed subfamily in the firefly family (Lampyridae). They are close to the Luciolinae in some respects, but do not glow or flash like the more advanced fireflies. Rather, they attract their partners with pheromones like many relatives of the firefly family. They are found in Eurasia and North America.
Alecton discoidalis is a species of firefly in the beetle family Lampyridae, commonly known as the Cuban endemic firefly. The larvae of this species are predators on both pulmonate and operculate land snails. "Alecton discoidalis" is the type species of the genus "Alecton".
Historically, these beetles were placed in a superfamily "Cantharoidea", which has been subsumed by the superfamily Elateroidea; the name is still sometimes used as a rankless grouping, including the families Cantharidae, Drilidae, Lampyridae, Lycidae, Omalisidae, Omethidae, Phengodidae (which includes Telegeusidae), and Rhagophthalmidae.