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Microphotus pecosensis - female

Microphotus pecosensis - Female
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
June 19, 2014
Size: ~1cm
Female found glowing at 8:45 PM in mixed conifer and aspen forest at an elevation of 7,960 feet near Flagstaff, AZ. Eventually the female was joined by two males, with observed copulation (see additional picture).

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Microphotus pecosensis - male - female Microphotus pecosensis - female

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great shots of Microphotus pe
great shots of Microphotus pecosensis...the lone female is advertising for a male, but the camera flash washed out her lights...you should be able to play around with the parameters....try taking a pic w/o the flash first, then a second one on top of that with the flash....there is a second, sympatric species, M. octarthrus, that you might have seen too although it usually flys a little later...try blacklighting to assess the species in the area...

M pecosensis mating behavior is featured in my tutorial at mycantharoidea.arizona.edu

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