Wednesday 16 July 2014

When is a Firefly not a Firefly? 

Technically, this is a firefly, that is a member of the Lampyridae, but this one is diurnal and doesn't have light-emitting organs so I guess it would be best considered a fire-less firefly. Ellychnia corrusca, is the largest species in its genus and they're quite common at my favorite outdoor photography studio, Roaches Pond in Spryfield. Photographed on July 11th

A mating pair of Ellychnia corrusca, a diurnal firefly, reveal that both sexes appear identical, that is, there is no obvious sexual dimorphism. Photographed July 11th at Roaches Pond in Spryfield.

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