family Lampyridae

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Synonyms for family Lampyridae

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They're all members of the family Lampyridae, which loosely translated means "shining fire." And there's not a true fly among them--with two pairs of wings rather than the fly's single pair, fireflies are beetles.
Synchronized fireflies are small, luminescent beetles that belong to the family Lampyridae, the Latin word for "torchbearer," family.
In truth, fireflies are neither flies nor bugs, but rather beetles of the order Coleoptera in the family Lampyridae (the name refers to fire).