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Fall into summer | Photinus pyralis Firefly  Common eastern firefly,Lampyridae,Photinus,Photinus pyralis,beetle,biodiversity,bioluminescence,dusk,eastern firefly,energy,evening,field,firefly,glow,glowworm,insect,invertebrate,light,lightning bug,luciferin Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Wonderful photo - very atmospheric. I love these creatures, but your photo is really amazing! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Thanks very much, Barry!

    Check out "Among a Thousand Fireflies" for more:
    Bugdreams.com/sweep/
    Posted 2 years ago
  3. beautiful shot
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Annette! Posted 2 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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Uploaded Nov 17, 2017.