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    • Lampyridae
  • English
    • Fireflies
    • Lightning Bugs
    • Firefly Beetles
  • Spanish
    • Luciérnagas
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    • 螢科

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Winter Firefly Ellychnia corrusca

Observer

calopteryx

Date

May 7, 2016 12:41 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Diurnal Fireflies Genus Ellychnia

Observer

patriciafojut

Date

June 14, 2016 06:49 PM HST

Description

nonluminous firefly hatched from larva.
Ellychnia

Photos / Sounds

What

blue ghost firefly Phausis reticulata

Observer

eraskin

Date

May 28, 2016

Description

First two photos by E. Nash.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

hflamholtz

Date

June 12, 2016

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

suz

Date

June 23, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Eastern Firefly Photinus pyralis

Observer

reallifeecology

Date

March 16, 2016 01:11 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

debra11

Date

June 23, 2016 09:15 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

charlie

Date

June 22, 2016 08:26 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

keimwj

Date

June 20, 2016 07:25 AM EDT

Description

20 Jun 2016.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
Found on Phalaris arundinacea.
ID confirmed by Blaine Mathison.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

reallifeecology

Date

June 21, 2016 10:50 PM EDT

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Observer

reallifeecology

Date

June 21, 2016 02:45 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

paulroose

Date

June 18, 2016

Description

1st ones seen flashing in yard.

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Description from Wikipedia

Lampyridae is a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are winged beetles, and commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous crepuscular use of bioluminescence to attract mates or prey. Fireflies produce a "cold light", with no infrared or ultraviolet frequencies. This chemically produced light from the lower abdomen may be yellow, green, or pale red, with wavelengths from 510 to 670 nanometers.

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