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    Federleuchtkäfer: Brief Summary ( German )
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     src= Federleuchtkäfer (Phengodes plumosa ?)

    Die Federleuchtkäfer (Phengodidae) sind eine Familie der Käfer (Coleoptera).

    Phengodidae: Brief Summary
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    The beetle family Phengodidae is known also as glowworm beetles, whose larvae are known as glowworms. The females and larvae have bioluminescent organs. They occur throughout the New World from extreme southern Canada to Chile. The family Rhagophthalmidae, an Old World group, used to be included in the Phengodidae.

    Larval and larviform female glowworms are predators, feeding on millipedes and other arthropods occurring in soil and litter. The winged males, which are often attracted to lights at night, are short-lived and probably do not feed. Females are much larger than the males and are completely larviform. Males may be luminescent, but females and larvae have a series of luminescent organs on trunk segments which emit yellow or green light, and sometimes an additional head organ which emits red light, as in railroad worms.

    This family is distinct from the fireflies (family Lampyridae), which may also be called "glow-worms" in its larval stage. It also apparently includes the long-lipped beetles, which are only differentiated from phengodids by the unusual modifications of their mouthparts – it appears that Phengodidae is paraphyletic if the long-lipped beetles were treated as a family Telegeusidae.

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    Phengodidae: Brief Summary ( Dutch; Flemish )
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    Phengodidae zijn een familie van kevers. De familie is voor het eerst wetenschappelijk beschreven in 1861 door LeConte.

    Phengodidae: Brief Summary ( Czech )
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    Phengodidae jsou čeleď brouků v nadčeledi Elateroidea. Samičky a larvy mají bioluminiscenční orgány, které ve tmě svítí. Brouci této čeledi jsou na americkém kontinentě rozšířeni od jihu Kanady do Chile.

    Phengodidae: Brief Summary ( i18n: No )
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    Phengodidae er en familie av biller som bare finnes i den Nye Verden (Nord-, Mellom- og Sør-Amerika). Hunnene er larviforme, det vil si de ser ut som larver hele livet. Hunnene og larvene, av og til også hannene, har lysorganer og lyser i mørket, men dette lyset er permanent på og kan ikke reguleres. De kalles "glow-worms" eller "railroad worms" på engelsk, det siste fordi de ledd-delte hunnene med et lysorgan på hvert ledd kan minne om en nattog-vogn med opplyste vinduer. Larvene og hunnene er rovdyr som særlig angriper tusenbein, hannene tar trolig ikke mat til seg som voksne.


    Phengodidae: Brief Summary ( Portuguese )
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    Phengodidae é uma família de coleópteros cujas fêmeas e larvas possuem órgãos bioluminescentes. Tem distribuição natural nas Américas, desde o sul do Canadá ao Chile. A família Rhagophthalmidae, de origem Euroasiática, era parte desta família, mas foi autonomizada.

    Фенгодиды: Brief Summary ( Russian )
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    Фенгодиды (лат. Phengodidae) — семейство насекомых отряда жесткокрылых.

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