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Fireflies

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Lampyridae
Genera
Curtos[?]
Cyphonocerus[?]
Drilaster[?]
Ellychnia[?]
Hotaria[?]
Lampyris[?]
Lucidina[?]
Luciola[?] - (Japanese fireflies)
Photinus[?] - (common eastern firefly)
Photuris[?]
Pristolycus[?]
Pyractomena[?]
Pyrocoelia[?]
Stenocladius[?]
Fireflies (family Lampyridae) are nocturnal, luminous insects. They use special light-emitting organs to communicate, primarily as part of mating. The light-emitting chemical, luciferase[?], is of scientific interest, and genes for producing it have been spliced into bacteria.

There are more than 2000 species of firefly, found in temperate and tropical environments around the world.

See: Facts about Lampyridae (http://www.donaldburger.com/fffacts.htm)

References
TSN: 113836
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/Browser/wwwtax.cgi



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