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    • Lampyridae
  • English
    • Fireflies
    • Lightning Bugs
    • Firefly Beetles
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 螢科
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    • Luciérnagas

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Eastern Firefly Photinus pyralis

Observer

amake

Date

August 29, 2015

Description

Found on a rock on the ground during the day.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 4, 2015 07:45 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

joseph8

Date

May 27, 2015 04:25 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Eastern Firefly Photinus pyralis

Observer

thehaplesshiker

Date

July 24, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

migueleq

Date

August 20, 2015 03:15 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Firefly Lucidota atra

Observer

trc_alison

Date

June 29, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Date

August 15, 2015 03:14 PM CDT

Place

huiscuilco (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Eastern Firefly Photinus pyralis

Observer

corychia

Date

July 28, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Date

August 8, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

juancruzado

Date

September 6, 2014 10:13 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Firefly Lucidota atra

Observer

avocat

Date

July 20, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Date

July 30, 2015
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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.

No range data available.