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Pyralis Firefly (Lightning Bug)

Photinus pyralus

Description:

Mostly black wings. Yellow carapace with red and black markings at center. About 1/2 inch long.

Habitat:

Backyard.


1 Species ID Suggestions

catgrin
catgrin 7 years ago
Pyralis Firefly
Photinus pyralus Photinus pyralis


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4 Comments

oxyjack
oxyjack 7 years ago

Lovely!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

very nice!

catgrin
catgrin 7 years ago

Really nice job on the photo and the spot - they like to hide under leaves in trees during the day, so getting a clear shot with plenty of light can be difficult!

catgrin
catgrin 7 years ago

Whew! I knew that one without looking it up - did a logo based on fireflies while I was at school. What's funny is I double-checked my Audubon Field Guide, and was going to provide it as my source, but you can't provide a book as a reference. It has no URL!
:D

CEJ
Spotted by
CEJ

Maryland, USA

Lat: 38.58, Long: -77.01

Spotted on May 30, 2012
Submitted on May 31, 2012

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