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FamilyElateridae - click beetle
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Photinus knulli

From BugGuide.net:

Range
AZ (+?) (BG data)

Life Cycle
Gravid females cannot fly. Larvae are subterranean and so contribute negligibly to dispersal. (Cicero 1983)

Remarks
the only lekking firefly known in North America (Cicero 1983)

Print References
Cicero, J.M. 1983. Lek Assembly and Flash Synchrony in the Arizona Firefly Photinus knulli Green (Coleoptera: Lampyridae. The Coleopterists Bulletin 37(4): 318-34. JSTOR
Green, J.W. 1956. Revision of the nearctic species of Photinus (Lampyridae: Coleoptera). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 28: 561-613.

Works Cited
1. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.

Contributed by v belov on 31 July, 2009 - 10:56am
Additional contributions by Mike Quinn
Last updated 18 May, 2013 - 8:45am
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