imbala

imbala

Posted on 10/06/2014


Photo taken on October  5, 2014


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male
firefly
Lampyridae
Wilsons Creek NSW
Atyphella sp.


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Australian Fireflies

the major cause of accidental death for fireflies

the major cause of accidental death for fireflies 

I grabbed it from the web while it was still blinking, but it was too late. . . . . . photo KR

7 comments - The latest ones
Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal
Awwwwww
3 years ago.
imbala has replied to Cheryl Beal
Last night I rescued one that was still alive, but I got bitten by the spider! It was very painful and swelled a bit, but bicarb settled it, and I'm fine. It was a tiny black spider.
3 years ago.
Cheryl Beal has replied to imbala
Well done but be very careful!!
3 years ago.
imbala
imbala
It's very sad, isn't it? But they do such a neat job of it, and surprisingly quickly.
3 years ago.
imbala
imbala
I thought afterwards I should have had gloves on, but you don't think, you just want to grab the firefly asap. I don't know of any flower-inhabiting spiders that are deadly (the firefly was in a rosebush).
3 years ago.
Janette Kennedy
Janette Kennedy
A shame it didn't survive - glad to hear your bite wasn't too serious. Take care!!

Janette :o)
3 years ago.
imbala
imbala
They last only 4 nights anyway, the research says, but one I've been watching every night, a male that didn't fly, seems to have lasted for at least 10 nights . . . . . unless it was a succession of non-flying males, which would mean that we have a breeding ground for the larvae on the western side of our car shed. . . . which would be exciting.
3 years ago.