''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