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A wingless female firefly of the Lamprigera genus. Found it signalling a mate by flashing it's light-emitting organs at the tip of it's abdomen (by bioluminescence chemical reaction). Body very flexible as seen in the photographs and video above.


At the base of a forest tree, close to the forest floor, in Tawau Hills Park, Tawau, Sabah.


>>>Map accuracy: 50m diameter. Spotted this during our night walk with Dan in one of the forest trail. My very first glow worm spotting!

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Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jan 23, 2014
Submitted on Mar 28, 2014

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