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n. - Tropical click beetles.

Usage examples (5)
  • When we were at Bahia, an elater or beetle (Pyrophorus luminosus, Illig.) seemed the most common luminous insect.
  • The Pyrophorus is only found in the sub-tropical portion of the Argentine country, and I have never met with it.
  • About the habits of Pyrophorus, the large tropical firefly which has the seat of its luminosity on the upper surface of the thorax, nothing definite appears to be known;...
  • -- Pyrophorus burning in contact with the air. for more
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