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Black Firefly pupa

Lucidota atra


Pink and white firefly pupa found in the soil


Woodland, yard


At first I thought this was one of our large millipede larvas but later found out it to be a firefly beetle pupa.

No species ID suggestions


DianePlatcoBrooks 6 years ago

Thank you Mayra

MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Wow! Fascinating!!

DianePlatcoBrooks 6 years ago

Thank you Travis, I think this one is Black Firefly Lucidota atra

Travis Morse
Travis Morse 6 years ago

Hi Diane, fireflies belong to the family Lampyridae. The following link is a list of species found in Ohio during 1960 and 1962:

Ohio, USA

Lat: 39.60, Long: -82.09

Spotted on May 28, 2005
Submitted on Nov 23, 2012

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