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Phausis inaccensa male and female

Phausis inaccensa male and female

Phausis inaccensa belongs to the Lampyridae family, commonly known as fireflies, but in P. inaccensa’s case the ones that fly (lantern-less males, as shown at left) lack “fire,” so to speak, and the ones with fire (females, right) don’t fly. (Photo originally published in Faust et al., American Entomologist, Fall 2017)

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