This is a checklist of the known species of fireflies (Lampyridae) recorded in Vermont. The checklist is derived from Fallon, C., A. Walker, S. Lewis, and S. Jepsen (2022). State of the Fireflies of the United States and Canada: Distributions, Threats, and Conservation Recommendations. 64 pp. Portland, OR: The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. https://xerces.org/publications/scientific-reports/state-of-fireflies-of-united-states-and-canada, with additional verified records from the Vermont Atlas of Life on iNaturalist and other occurrence records at GBIF.
The checklist is comprised of 13 confirmed species. Five additional species may be found in Vermont, but lack verified records. Fallon et. al (2022) listed this three species as having "no known records but habitat or locality is appropriate and species may occur here" for Vermont and records exist in nearby states of provinces: Photinus macdermotti, P. marginellus, and P. obscurellus. Additionally, there are many photo-observations of P. pyralis shared with iNaturalist.org, but these are of adults which are difficult to reliably identify. Pyractomena linearis is known from a few records nearby in New Hampshire and Quebec. There may be additional species but Vermont has not been fully surveyed.
Two species are recommended as Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Vermont by Fallon et. al (2022): Pyractomena dispersa and P. sinuata. Neither of these species have occurrence localities in GBIF yet.
The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 14 records.
2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
McFarland K (2022): Checklist of Fireflies (Lampyridae) in Vermont, USA. v1.0. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Checklist. https://ipt.vtatlasoflife.org/resource?r=vtlampyridae&v=1.0
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is Vermont Center for Ecostudies. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: fca013b3-d6f4-4638-b0fc-654f5c84a73b. Vermont Center for Ecostudies publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.
State of Vermont, USA
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [42.686, -73.411], North East [45.027, -71.334]|
All known fireflies (Lampyridae) that have been documented in Vermont, USA.
|Title||Vermont Atlas of Life|
|Study Area Description||State of Vermont, USA|
The personnel involved in the project:
Examined distribution information from literature, museum specimens, and occurrence records at GBIF.
|Study Extent||State of Vermont, USA|
|Quality Control||Occurrence records were examined for accuracy.|
Method step description:
- This checklist relied mostly on the State of Fireflies report, with additional records from GBIF.
- Fallon, C., A. Walker, S. Lewis, and S. Jepsen. 2022. State of the Fireflies of the United States and Canada: Distributions, Threats, and Conservation Recommendations. 64 pp. Portland, OR: The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. https://xerces.org/publications/scientific-reports/state-of-fireflies-of-united-states-and-canada