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Photinus Firefly

Photinus

Description:

Firefly, a nocturnal type of soft bodied beetle. Seen during Summer with a yellow-green flash of light. Larvae eat worms and snails, adults may also eat small worms.

Habitat:

Fields,yards,woods.

Notes:

This is a male and female, some females have no wings in other species. Lights may affect breeding by fooling females into thinking the lights are large males, this has affected their population in urban areas.

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2 Comments

keithp2012
keithp2012 5 years ago

added a photo of the larva

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Photinus Firefly

New York, USA

Lat: 40.70, Long: -73.35

Spotted on Jul 6, 2010
Submitted on Sep 7, 2010

Spotted for mission

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