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Diurnal Firefly

Ellychnia sp.

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bayucca 8 years ago
Diurnal Firefly
Ellychnia sp.

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Hermoso lugar, en Colombia tenemos al parecido. Lol.

YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Another beautiful series! I had no idea there were fireflies in the Pacific NW! I wonder if they live in Seattle and glimmer like the fireflies in Japan....

bayucca 8 years ago

OK, now, good luck with the species! I just did not have the time during work to check all the different candidate. And I wanted to keep you busy as well ;-)...

KatrionaSAuerbach 8 years ago

Wow! Thanks for all this great information ... this will provide some fantastic pondering!

bayucca 8 years ago

Good luck with this one!! I first thought it was a Carrion Beetle, Oiceoptoma noveboracense, Margined Carrion Beetle, but it is not, it is a Diurnal Firefly from the genus Ellychnia. But you need some good eyes, probably more shots and some luck to get closer, since there are several canidates for this one. All also found in BC. Unfortunately I am in this case not lucky enough, I can't separate them:
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Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jun 1, 2011
Submitted on Sep 1, 2012

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