family Lampyridae


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Noun1.family Lampyridae - fireflies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
lightning bug, firefly - nocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organs
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The firefly, or lightning bug, is actually a beetle from the family Lampyridae, meaning "shining fire" in Latin.
[1] Subfamilia Mastinocerinae LeConte, 1881 Tribu Mastinocerini LeConte, 1881 Stenoplhrixothrix fuscus (Gorham, [2] 1881) Family Lampyridae Rafinesque, 1815 Subfamilia Lampyrinae Rafinesque, 1815 Tribu Cratomorphini Green, 1948 Cratomorphus sp.
AoThen the whole world of fireflies opens up to you,Ao said Sara Lewis, a professor who studies the family Lampyridae (Aoshining onesAo) at Tufts University outside Boston.