Many lampyrid larvae and adults glow when they are disturbed, which is thought to serve as an aposematic signal (Sivinski 1981; Underwood et al.
To date no lampyrid pheromones have been isolated or characterized (Lewis 2009) except for some species of the Asian firefly genus Pyrocoelia (Shibue et al.
Differential allocation of male-derived nutrients in two lampyrid
beetles with contrasting life-history characteristics.
Terrestrial crabs, carabid, drilid and lampyrid
beetles, and snail eating birds, such as coucals, francolins and guineafowl, are potential predators, as are the larger lizards (e.
They are popularly known as fireflies, but these dipteran flies are unrelated to true fireflies (Lampyris noctiluca and other lampyrid
beetles), which are in fact beetles.
carolinus and 13 additional East Tennessee lampyrids