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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: Microphotus
Species: M. curvophallus – M. morronei – M. robustophallus

Microphotus LeConte, 1866

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Microphotus is a genus of fireflies in the family Lampyridae. Microphotus is usually found in the southwestern region of the United States of America and adjoining parts of Mexico.[1] There are about eight described species in Microphotus.[2][3][4]

Microphotus angustus LeConte, 1874
Microphotus chiricahuae Green, 1959
Microphotus decarthrus Fall, 1912
Microphotus dilatatus LeConte, 1866
Microphotus fragilis E. Olivier, 1912
Microphotus octarthrus Fall, 1912 (desert firefly)
Microphotus pecosensis Fall, 1912
Microphotus undescribed


Green, John Wagener (1959). "Revision of the Species of Microphotus, with an Emendation of the Lampyrini (Lampyridae)". The Coleopterists Bulletin. 13 (3): 80–96. ISSN 0010-065X. JSTOR 3998947.
"Microphotus Genus Information". Retrieved 12 February 2018.
"Microphotus Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 12 February 2018.

"Microphotus Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 12 February 2018.

Further reading

Arnett, R.H. Jr.; Thomas, M. C.; Skelley, P. E.; Frank, J. H., eds. (2002). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press.
Arnett, Ross H. (30 July 2000). American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-0212-1.
White, Richard E. (1983). Peterson Field Guides: Beetles. Houghton Mifflin.

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