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Fireflie/Luciérnaga

Lamprohiza sp.

Description:

Fireflies are beetles of the family Lampyridae. Males and females are very different, while the male is obviously a beetle with elytra very dark black or brown, female seems like larvae with only rudimentary wings. At dusk the female shows bright spots which has in the last segments of his body and used to attract the male, hovering circular plate showing its ventral light.

Notes:

this one is a female

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3 Comments

MichaelGeiser
MichaelGeiser 7 years ago

According to the locality, this is Lamprohiza mulsantii.
At least, it seems like the true Lamprohiza splendidula has never been found on the Iberian Peninsula. All Lamprohiza species look very similar to each other.

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 7 years ago

si!!! no las has visto nunca?? los bichos de luz de toda la vida! :)
antes, hace ya unos añitos, había muchisimas mas, al menos por esta zona, cuando empezaba a llegar el calor estaban por todas partes!
ahora se ven menos....

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Luciernagas en Alicante?? wooow! esto si que no lo sabia! magnifico spotting!

PatriciaPi
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PatriciaPi

Calp, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Apr 1, 2014
Submitted on Apr 2, 2014

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