Lampyrids recovered from emergence traps in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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dc.contributor.author Buschman, Lawrent L.
dc.contributor.author Faust, Lynn F.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-11T17:09:15Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-11T17:09:15Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18658
dc.description Citation: Buschman, L. & Faust, L. (2014). Lampyrids Recovered from Emergence Traps in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. JOURNAL OF THE KANSAS ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 87(2), 245-248. https://doi.org/10.2317/JKES130409.1
dc.description.abstract Photinus carolinus Green is a popular firefly that attracts thousands of visitors each year to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) (Faust, 2009). This firefly is famous for its synchronous flash display in late May and June. The adult flash behavior of this firefly was described by Lloyd (1966) and the synchronous flash behavior was further detailed by Copeland and Moiseff (1995) and Faust (2009, 2010). The biology and natural history of this insect was reported by Faust (2010). This firefly is dependent on larval feeding for its nutrition (adults are nonfeeding), but we know little about the seldom seen larval stage. Rearing has repeatedly proved difficult. For instance, though Buschman (1977) was able to record field and some laboratory observations on field collected larvae, only 2 of the original 59 Photinus consimilis Green complex larvae (closely related to P. carolinus) were successfully reared to adulthood (unpubl. obs.). These larvae were found in marshy habitat feeding on small annelids (Buschman, 1977). Some 40 yr later the biology and natural history of larval Photinus spp. remains poorly understood. This study was done to determine if the fireflies were emerging from the soil/leaf litter in the firefly habitat. This information on larval habitat will be important for understanding the conservation, survival and/or maintenance of fireflies like P. carolinus. It could also support the hypothesis that they are feeding on earthworms and/or other organisms in the soil and leaf litter.
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dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.2317/JKES130409.1 en_US
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dc.subject Photinus carolinus Green en_US
dc.subject Great Smoky Mountains National Park en_US
dc.subject Firefly en_US
dc.subject Larval habitat en_US
dc.title Lampyrids recovered from emergence traps in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.citation.doi 10.2317/JKES130409.1 en_US
dc.citation.epage 248 en_US
dc.citation.issn 0022-8567
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society en_US
dc.citation.spage 245 en_US
dc.citation.volume 87 en_US
dc.citation Buschman, L. & Faust, L. (2014). Lampyrids Recovered from Emergence Traps in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. JOURNAL OF THE KANSAS ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 87(2), 245-248. https://doi.org/10.2317/JKES130409.1
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