Bioluminescent Coleoptera

July 11, 2022

Tribe Mastinocerini
Genus unknown

Douglas Fir Glow-Worm
Pterotus obscuripennis

California Pink Glowworm
Microphotus angustus

Western Banded Glowworm
Zarhipis integripennis

As of today, four different species of fireflies (which are actually beetles) have been discoved in the Garden – who knew THAT was possible in Los Angeles. I thought fireflies were only found in “moist” habitats, not the Mediterranean climate of coastal Southern California!

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