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imbala

Posted on 09/25/2014


Photo taken on September 25, 2014


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firefly
Wilsons Creek NSW
Lampyridae
Atyphella sp.


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Australian Fireflies

firefly, not blinking

firefly, not blinking 

I rescued this firefly from a spider's web last night, and got a few shots before it flew away. More shots from a previous rescue. www.ipernity.com/search/photo?opt=&q=firefly&w=297345&t=0&lic=&s=0. . . . . . . photo KR

Janette Kennedy has particularly liked this photo


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Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal
Oooooooh I've never seen a firefly before.....well rescued!!
2 years ago.
imbala
imbala
They are so magical when they fly around up and down our gully. I've just been out watching 35 minutes of delicate flashing/blinking lights. Most are bright white, but some are different colours: bluish, greenish, lemon yellow, and I saw one that was very peach a couple of nights ago. They are here for only 2 weeks every spring, so I try to make the most of them. They have very different personalities, too. Most dawdle as they go, meandering here and there, but some are very fast and direct in their approach. They also vary in the speed of their blink. I must learn more about where they come from and where they go.
2 years ago.
Janette Kennedy
Janette Kennedy
This is a lovely shot, and lovely notes from you too. Imagine them having different coloured 'lights'?! Amazing. Looks like they are members of the Coleoptera order - I had never thought of of them as being a species of beetle for some reason. Interesting stuff Kathy.

Janette :o)
2 years ago.
imbala
imbala
From what I've read, Janette, they go through the spectrum as they 'warm up'. I was very surprised at how ordinary/familiar they look the first time I caught one from a spider's web. For many. many years I assumed that they were an adult incarnation of the glow worms we have here, but they are not even related.

For some reason I used to think the season was only two weeks, but it was over a month, this year, not sure it's entirely finished, yet.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.