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Calling for Lovers | Photinus pyralis Lighting a small world, she calls for lovers as the daylight burns out. Common eastern firefly,Jewelweed,Photinus pyralis,beetle,big dipper,biodiversity,bioluminescence,dusk,eastern firefly,energy,evening,field,firefly,flower,glow,glowworm,grass,impatiens,insect,invertebrate Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Rick, quick question....we're currently trying to link photos to specific countries. I was wondering if all your photos uploaded to JungleDragon are taken in the US? Posted 5 years ago
    1. Yes Ferdy, all US, most in my backyard. Posted 5 years ago
      1. Thank you Rick, all your photos are now linked to country "USA". This is useful for the new country features. Posted 5 years ago

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''Photinus pyralis'', known by the common names common eastern firefly and big dipper firefly, is the most common species of firefly in North America. This organism is sometimes incorrectly classified as ''Photuris pyralis'', which likely results from mistaking the similar sounding genus ''Photuris''.

The species' common name refers to the characteristic flight of the male, which flies in a J-shaped trajectory, lighting on the upswing.

Males of ''Photinus pyralis'' locate females.. more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Rick Lieder
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