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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Elateriformia
Superfamilia: Elateroidea

Familia: Lampyridae
Subfamilia: Lampyrinae
Tribus: Lamprocerini
Genera: AlectonLamprocera – Lucernuta – Lucio – Lychnacris – Tenaspis

Lamprocerini Olivier, 1907: 7

Type genus: Lamprocera Laporte, 1833
Stem: Lamprocer-

Primary references

Olivier, E. 1907. Coleoptera: Fam. Lampyridae. In: Wytsman, P.A. (Ed.). Genera Insectorum 53: 1–74, 3 pls. Reference page.

Additional references

Bouchard, P., Bousquet, Y., Davies, A.E., Alonso-Zarazaga, M.A., Lawrence, J.F., Lyal, C.H.C., Newton, A.F., Reid, C.A.M., Schmitt, M., Ślipiński, S.A. & Smith, A.B.T. 2011. Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta). ZooKeys 88: 1–972. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.88.807 Open access. PMC: 3088472 Open access. Reference page. [p. 54, 327]
Martin, G.J., Stanger-Hall, K.F., Branham, M.A., Silveira, L.F.L., Lower, S.E., Hall, D.W., Li, X.-Y., Lemmon, A.R., Lemmon, E.M. & Bybee, S.M. 2019. Higher-Level Phylogeny and Reclassification of Lampyridae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea). Insect Systematics and Diversity 3(6): 1–15. DOI: 10.1093/isd/ixz024 Paywall. Reference page. [p. 10–11]


Furukawa, Y. 201-. 世界のホタルの分類 [Translation: Classification of fireflies in the world]. ホタル百科事典 [Translation: Firefly Encyclopedia].
Orrell, T. & Nicolson, D. Lamprocerini Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Zicha, Ondřej Lamprocerini. Biological Library.

The Lamprocerini are a tribe of fireflies in the large subfamily Lampyrinae, though at least some Lamprocerini species are not bioluminescent in the adult stage. They are generally neotropical, found in North America only as vagrants.[1]


The group has recently been examined using molecular phylogenetics, using fairly comprehensive sampling.[2]

Alecton Laporte, 1833
Lamprocera Laporte, 1833
Lucernuta Laporte, 1833
Lucio Laporte, 1833
Lychnacris Motschulsky, 1853
Tenaspis LeConte, 1881


Stanger-Hall et al. (2007)

Martin, Gavin J; Stanger-Hall, Kathrin F; Branham, Marc A; Da Silveira, Luiz F L; Lower, Sarah E; Hall, David W; Li, Xue-Yan; Lemmon, Alan R; Moriarty Lemmon, Emily; Bybee, Seth M (2019-11-01). Jordal, Bjarte (ed.). "Higher-Level Phylogeny and Reclassification of Lampyridae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea)". Insect Systematics and Diversity. Oxford University Press (OUP). 3 (6). doi:10.1093/isd/ixz024. ISSN 2399-3421.

Wikispecies has information related to Lamprocerini.

Stanger-Hall, Kathrin F.; Lloyd, James E. & Hillis, David M. (2007): Phylogeny of North American fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae): Implications for the evolution of light signals. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 45(1): 33–49. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2007.05.013 PMID 17644427 PDF fulltext

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