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Firefly - Photinus pyralis

Firefly - Photinus pyralis
Wichita, Kansas, USA
July 5, 2005
The underside of a firefly. Is it possible to tell what species it is? It may be the same species as the other image I uploaded, as the photos were taken on the same day. (I vow to do better record-keeping from hereon, now that I have learned from the BugGuide community how important it can be.) Thank you for your help.

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Firefly - Photinus pyralis Firefly - Photinus pyralis

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firefly identifaction.
Actualy yes it is possibleto tell what the species is. Just not by its flash because some fireflys are predatory and mimic other flash patterns. Those two photos are indeed the same species. Both are pictures of pyralis fireflys(photinus pyralis) which are not predatoy but instead eat plants.

 
Agree with P. pyralis
Alhough these fireflies are probably more likely to feed on sugary substances than chew on foliage.

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