All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Firefly; Lightning Bug</strong>
<em>Photuris lucicrescens</em>
This is a photo looking at the underneath side of a firefly. I found it on a pane of glass in a door, making it convenient to take the photograph. Note the 2 large yellow segments...
Firefly; Lightning Bug
Photuris lucicrescens
This is a photo looking at the underneath side of a firefly. I found it on a pane of glass in a door, making it convenient to take the photograph. Note the 2 large yellow segments on the end of the abdomen, these are the lighting segments of the male. The female of this species has a single, smaller lighting segment. She flashes if she is interested in a flashing pattern of a male as he flies above her at night. Note his huge compound eyes, they make it easier for him to see a potential mate at night.

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