Lucidota atra - Dark firefly
Upstate NY, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

The dark firefly Lucidota atra is active during the day.  Unlike many other fireflies, the adults of this species do not luminesce and communicate instead using pheromones.

USA NY, Ontario Co.: 2 km SW Bristol Springs, Gannett Hill.  5.vii.2005 42º42'N 77º24'W, 640m.  Acer rubrum forest edge.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.