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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

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

coreyjlange

Date

July 1, 2015 07:49 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Winter Firefly Ellychnia corrusca

Observer

anthonybrooks

Date

June 30, 2015 07:50 PM ADT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Firefly Lucidota atra

Date

June 13, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

sandysdad

Date

June 26, 2015 05:14 PM EDT

Description

firefly at pony pasture

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Eastern Firefly Photinus pyralis

Observer

swampy

Date

May 3, 2015

Description

Larvae common on specific trees.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

ingylwyzky

Date

June 29, 2015 10:37 PM CDT

Place

Tepatitlan (Google, OSM)

Description

Breve descripción de lo que observaste

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Eastern Firefly Photinus pyralis

Observer

kevinfitzpatrick

Date

June 20, 2015 12:16 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ggnoma

Date

June 29, 2015 03:49 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Date

June 24, 2015

Place

chicagos (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

damontighe

Date

June 27, 2015 09:44 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Observer

ksmith

Date

May 30, 2015 10:46 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Eastern Firefly Photinus pyralis

Observer

donarburn

Date

June 29, 2015 12:00 PM CDT

Description

Saw red strange caterpillar that was bioluminescent. Larval form?

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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.