2024
DOI: 10.3390/insects15010071
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Illuminating Firefly Diversity: Trends, Threats and Conservation Strategies

Sara M. Lewis,
Wan F. A. Jusoh,
Anna C. Walker
et al.

Abstract: Fireflies are a diverse group of bioluminescent beetles belonging to the family Lampyridae. Recent research on their diversity, evolution, behavior and conservation has greatly advanced our scientific understanding of these charismatic insects. In this review, we first summarize new discoveries about their taxonomic and ecological diversity, then focus on recent endeavors to identify and protect threatened fireflies around the world. We outline the main threats linked to recent population declines (habitat los… Show more

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“…Firefly beetles, or Lampyridae, are diverse insects with more than 2,200 species (Lewis et al 2024). Within Lampyridae, the subfamily Luciolinae Lacordaire, 1857, is among the largest, consisting of more than 400 described species.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Firefly beetles, or Lampyridae, are diverse insects with more than 2,200 species (Lewis et al 2024). Within Lampyridae, the subfamily Luciolinae Lacordaire, 1857, is among the largest, consisting of more than 400 described species.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%