The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Photuris bethaniensis McDermott, 1953

Bethany Beach firefly

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1998

 

Distribution

Sussex County, Delaware, USA

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

McDermott, F. A. (1953). Photuris bethaniensis, a new Lampyrid firefly. Proceedings of the U.S.National Museum 103(3314): 35-37.

 

Other references:

Heckscher, C. M. and Bartlett, C. R. (2004). Rediscovery and habitat associations of Photuris bethaniensis
McDermott (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 58(3): 349-353.

 

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