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Christian Jacobs, Contributor
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Christian Jacobs
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Kearney, Ne

I am just a freshman with an interest in fireflies, cicadas, and many other random families.

I have been photographing for around 6 years, and last year I became interested in fireflies of the U.S, so I purchased Lynn Faust´s Glow Worms and Lightning Bugs. This last summer, I spent a lot of time collecting different species of fireflies, and identifying them based on flash pattern, and the amazing content that the guide contains. As of now, I have found 6 different species, and hope to find a few more! Photinus curtatus, Photinus pyralis, Pyropyga minuta, Pyropyga decipiens, Lucidota atra, and Photuris. I now know a lot more about this amazing family, and if you have any questions or concerns about firefly IDs or cicadas, I would be glad to help. My goal for the next few years is to become an editor here at bugguide. I also have an inaturalist account: @jayisunj.

I don´t mind my images being frassed if they don´t contribute to the guide, so feel free to frass them.

A special thank you to all of the amazing people who strive to make this site a better place!