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    • Lampyridae
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    • Fireflies
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Recent observations

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What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

mjskinner

Date

March 21, 2016 12:43 PM MST

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What

Winter Firefly Ellychnia corrusca

Observer

maractwin

Date

May 26, 2016 10:11 AM ADT

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What

European Glow-worm Lampyris noctiluca

Observer

benkaddour

Date

May 24, 2007

Description

The common glow-worm of Europe (Lampyris noctiluc) is a firefly species of the genus Lampyris. These are beetles, as evidenced by the hard cases which close over the wings when they are not in use.

Lampyris noctiluca presents a conspicuous sexual dimorphism. The males are winged, with brown elytra, a clearer pronotum and a large brown spot in the middle, while females are larviforme, wings are missing and they are often twice the size of the males (up to 25 millimetres or 1 inch in length).

These beetles use their bioluminescence to attract mates. The adult females are mostly famed for their glow, although all stages of their life cycle are capable of glowing.

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Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

hmsindigo

Date

May 26, 2016 12:14 PM EDT

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What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

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arborsphere

Date

May 23, 2016

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butterflies4fun

Date

May 24, 2016 07:00 PM CDT

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Observer

parco_pl

Date

May 22, 2016

Description

individuo femmina

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What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

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mgochfeld

Date

April 15, 2016

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What

Common Eastern Firefly Photinus pyralis

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

May 21, 2016

Place

salado, tx (Google, OSM)

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Fireflies Family Lampyridae

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marknenadov

Date

May 23, 2016

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dgreenberger

Date

May 22, 2016 04:34 PM PDT

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Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

debra_nelson

Date

May 18, 2016 09:35 AM CDT
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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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