Lightning Bug (Firefly)

Lightning Bug (Firefly)

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Infraorder: Elateriformia Superfamily: Elateroidea Family: Lampyridae The beetles from the Photinus genus are commonly known as the “rover fireflies” or “lightning bugs”. They are members of the Lampyridae family and Lampyrinae subfamily. The Tennessee state insect, the common eastern firefly, biologically known as…