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    • Lampyridae
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    • Fireflies
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Recent observations

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What

Diurnal Fireflies Genus Ellychnia

Observer

aingersoll

Date

May 21, 2016 10:47 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

aztekium

Date

May 4, 2016 09:24 AM YEKT

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No photos or sounds

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Date

May 23, 2016

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jacy

Date

July 26, 2014

Description

A story:
Photinus marginella is our only pale firefly in Ontario. This one is especially light - just hatched. When older, the colour will darken somewhat to a light greenish-brown with a golden border.

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No photos or sounds

What

European Glow-worm Lampyris noctiluca

Observer

maurizio-valota

Date

May 22, 2016

Place

carugo (Google, OSM)

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No photos or sounds

What

European Glow-worm Lampyris noctiluca

Observer

parcomontebarro

Date

May 22, 2016

Place

Galbiate (Google, OSM)

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No photos or sounds

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

gregseitz

Date

May 22, 2016 09:30 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

gregseitz

Date

May 21, 2016 09:30 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

friel

Date

May 21, 2016 07:46 PM COT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black Firefly Lucidota atra

Observer

aleigha_noe

Date

May 20, 2016

Description

This is the Black Firefly. It was found flying around the football field at the high school. Black Fireflies are most commonly found in Central and North America. Also, Black Fireflies are easily identified by having a black body, a black and orange head, and 2 long, black antennae.

Photos / Sounds

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

geniobrento

Date

May 19, 2016 11:22 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

friel

Date

May 20, 2016 08:20 PM COT
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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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