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Lampyris noctiluca (Linnaeus, 1758) 18 mm long<br />
Initially, I&#039;ve identified this species as Lampyris raymondi but finally it has been identified by the French MNHN (National Museum of Natural History) beetle specialist H. Brustel. France,Geotagged,Lampyris noctiluca,Lampyris raymondi,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Lampyris noctiluca (Linnaeus, 1758)

18 mm long
Initially, I've identified this species as Lampyris raymondi but finally it has been identified by the French MNHN (National Museum of Natural History) beetle specialist H. Brustel.

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  1. Fantastic! Posted 3 months ago
  2. Like a living fossil, beautiful. Posted 3 months ago

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''Lampyris noctiluca'', the common glow-worm of Europe , is the type species of beetle in the genus ''Lampyris'' and the family Lampyridae.

''Lampyris noctiluca'' presents a conspicuous sexual dimorphism. The males are winged, with brown elytra, a clearer pronotum and a large brown spot in the middle, while females are larviforme, wings are missing and they are often twice the size of the males .

These beetles use their bioluminescence to attract mates. The adult females are.. more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Claude CHAVAND
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By Claude CHAVAND

Public Domain
Uploaded Jul 14, 2020. Captured Jul 13, 2020 16:51 in D113, 69690 Courzieu, France.
  • ILCE-7M2
  • f/6.3
  • 1/25s
  • ISO3200
  • 90mm