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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: Lampyrini
Genus: Lampyris
Species: L. afghana – L. algerica – L. ambigena – L. angustata – L. angustula – L. apuliae – L. attenuata – L. berytensis – L. brevicollis – L. brutia – L. caspica – L. cincta – L. costalis – L. depressiuscula – L. exilis – L. fuscata – L. germariensis – L. gridelli – L. hellenica – L. hummeli – L. iraqi – L. lareynii – L. levigata – L. liebegotti – L. limbata – L. lobata – L. maculata – L. membranacea – L. monticola – L. nervosa – L. noctiluca – L. occidentalis – L. olivieriana – L. orientalis – L. pallida – L. pseudozenkeri – L. raymondi – L. sardiniae – L. satoi – L. setosa – L. spinifer – L. sulpuri – L. turkestanica – L. zenkeri

Lampyris Geoffroy, 1762
Vernacular names
English: glowworms

Lampyris is a genus of beetles in the Lampyridae. In most of western Eurasia, they are the predominant members of this family and includes the European common glow-worm, which is the type species. They produce a continuous glow;[1] the larvae and larviform females are among those organisms commonly called "glowworms".

This genus is rather close to Pleotomus and its relatives. These were formerly separated as tribe Pleotomini, but appear to be a specialized offshoot of the Lampyrini.[1]

BioLib includes the following species:[2]

Lampyris algerica Ancey, 1869
Lampyris ambigena Jacquelin du Val, 1860
Lampyris angustula Fairmaire, 1895
Lampyris brutia Costa, 1882
Lampyris fuscata Geisthardt, 1987
Lampyris germariensis Jacquelin du Val, 1860
Lampyris hellenica Geisthardt, 1983
Lampyris iberica Geisthardt, Figueira, Day & De Cock, 2008
Lampyris lareynii Jacquelin du Val, 1859
Lampyris monticola Geisthardt, 2000
Lampyris noctiluca (Linnaeus, 1767) - type species (as Cantharis noctiluca L. 1767)
Lampyris orientalis Faldermann, 1835
Lampyris pallida Geisthardt, 1987
Lampyris pseudozenkeri Geisthardt, 1999
Lampyris raymondi Mulsant & Rey, 1859
Lampyris sardiniae Geisthardt, 1987
Lampyris zenkeri Germar, 1817


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
[ genus Lampyris Geoffroy, 1762 (retrieved 25 June 2020)]

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