Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#152316
Photinus pyralis maybe? - Photinus pyralis

Photinus pyralis maybe? - Photinus pyralis
fairfield, Ohio, USA
June 11, 2007

Images of this individual: tag all
Photinus pyralis maybe? - Photinus pyralis Photinus pyralis maybe? - Photinus pyralis

Probably.
They are certainly the most common glowing firefly species in that area. They approach an inch in length, making them much larger than most other species of Photinus, and you find them in more urbanized areas as well (i.e. lawns). Look for the smaller species hiding under leaves in riparian habitats.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.