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Shielded Firefly Beetle

Aspisoma sp.


A neat Firefly with expanded, mostly transparent elytra and thoracic shield. About 1 cm long. In the second and 4th pictures the underside of the beetle is visible with a single large photo-luminescent patch on the penultimate abdominal segment. Family Lampyridae.


Came to the lights at a store, Axtla de Terrazas near Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

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San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Apr 16, 2015
Submitted on Jan 11, 2016

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