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Photinus pyralis


Photinus pyralis, known by the common names common eastern firefly and big dipper firefly, is the most common species of firefly in North America. P. pyralis is a flying and light-producing beetle with a light organ on the ventral side of its abdomen. This organism is sometimes incorrectly classified as Photuris pyralis, which likely results from mistaking the similar-sounding genus Photuris.


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Image Credit: common eastern firefly (Photinus pyralis) by Jessica Louque, Smithers Viscient, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

Assembly Information

Analysis Name
Photinus pyralis genome assembly Ppyr1.3 (GCF_008802855.1)
MaSuRCA (v. MAY-2016)
Date performed
Materials & Methods
Not available

Assembly Metrics

Contig N50
Scaffold N50
GC Content

Data Files

NameLast modifiedSize
folder-parentParent Directory
folderCurrent Genome Assembly2021-02-09 18:22
folderPpyr1.32021-02-09 18:22