WELCOME to the Lampyrid Journal

THE LAMPYRID JOURNAL serves as an international forum for papers discussing research on the evolution, taxonomy, ecology, physiology, behaviour, molecular biology and the phylogeography of luminescent beetles. The Journal also publishes papers describing novel methods, tools and experimental approaches for use in bioluminescent beetle research. More>


WE ARE CURRENTLY accepting submissions for volume 4 of Lampyrid. The journal accepts research articles, reviews, short communications and book reviews. If submitting a review please contact the editor via Email with a synopsis (approximately 200-500 words) of the reviews content to ensure it is suitable for the journal and is not already under consideration from another author. The submission deadline for volume 4 is 1st July 2014.


March 1st 2014 We are pleased to announce the launch of volume 3 of the Lampyrid journal, with a full colour interior. Now available to purchase as a Paperback or Digital Ebook.

July 1st 2013 The 3rd International Firefly Symposium has been scheduled for August 11-15, 2014, at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, USA more>

4th January 2013 The Proceedings of the Second International Firefly Symposium, Selangor Malaysia 2010 has now been printed & dispatched to Malaysia and pre-ordered customers. A contents list and related abstracts can be found here. Due to the full colour interior there will only be a limited print run; a few copies are still available to order. You can place your order here or through Amazon.

Lampyrid volume 3 for the Kindle, Nook, ipad and other ebook readers