Classification
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  • Spanish
    • Luciérnagas
  • Scientific Names
    • Lampyridae
  • English
    • Fireflies
    • Lightning Bugs
    • Firefly Beetles
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 螢科

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Glowworm Ellychnia californica

Observer

th0th

Date

August 16, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

madore27

Date

July 26, 2014 08:53 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Eastern Firefly Photinus pyralis

Observer

adrianj

Date

August 10, 2014 10:11 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

jessicaw

Date

June 25, 2013

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 09:53 PM EDT

Description

In both senses of the word: this thing was huge -- body length 3.5 cm (1-3/8") -- and females of this genus, Photuris, lure males of other species by imitating that species's flash patterns and then kill and eat them. Found at moth bait, observed flashing while crawling up the tree.

Photos / Sounds

Date

July 10, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

maura1187

Date

August 2, 2014 05:55 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

enricoschifani

Date

March 30, 2014

Place

Capo Gallo (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

treichard

Date

July 22, 2014 04:23 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

glokplopit

Date

July 28, 2014 05:56 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Small winged black bug

Photos / Sounds

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What

Luciérnagas Family Lampyridae

Observer

annemirdl

Date

July 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

big dipper firefly Photinus pyralis

Observer

magpie

Date

July 21, 2014

Place

Penn State Behrend (Google, OSM)
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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.