Beetle with headlights
May 29, 2010
We have dozens of this firefly zooming about in the jungle outside our house tonight. My daughter calls them headlight bugs. We are assuming Lampyridea family, but were wondering if we could get a more specific ID. As always our gratitude.
Balfate, Honduras (North Coast)
Not all insects that glow are Fireflies in the family Lampyridea. Glowworms in the family Phengodidae also glow, as do the distantly related Glowing Click Beetles in the genus Deilelater of the family Elateridae. You can compare your specimen to images posted to BugGuide. Your photos are quite wonderful.