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jayisunj, Contributor
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Kearney, Ne

I am just an freshman with an interest in fireflies, cicadas, and all things insect.

I have been photographing for around two years, and I recently became interested in fireflies of the U.S. (mainly NE), 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, I would be glad to help. (disclaimer: I´m not an expert, just a middle schooler trying to make the best IDs possible based on the evidence given) 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.

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