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Photuris (genus)
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[Photo] Photuris pennsylvanicus. Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Pollinator) 03:21, 24 Jan 2004 (UTC)
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Photuris is a genus of fireflies (beetles of the family Lampyridae), containing the femme fatale fireflies. This common name refers to the fact that the females of these predatory beetles mimic the light signals of other firefly species' males, to attract, kill, and eat them.

The Pennsylvania Firefly (Photuris pennsylvanica) is the state insect of Pennsylvania, and the Common Eastern Firefly (Photuris pyralis) one of the state insects of Tennessee.

Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Elateriformia
Superfamily: Elateroidea
Family: Lampyridae
Subfamily: Photurinae
Genus: Photuris LeConte, 1851

Species
Several, including:
Photuris cinctipennis
Photuris lucicrescens
Photuris pennsylvanica - Pennsylvania Firefly
Photuris pyralis - Common Eastern Firefly
Photuris versicolor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photuris_%28genus%29
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