Thursday, July 27, 2023


This is Lucidota atra, known as both the black firefly and the woodland lucy - its exquisite antennae are striking (all the better to detect female pheromones, my dear!). This species is diurnal.

I found the common eastern firefly, Photinus pyralis, at my kitchen sink, so released it outside after it sat fleetingly for a quick portrait. Both are native to the northeastern U.S.

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