species: Unidentified firefly in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Unidentified firefly

©Marianne Dwyer: Firefly 8 mm long at Lizard Island

©Marianne Dwyer: Underside of firefly 8 mm long at Lizard Island. The light-emitting organs are under the two white patches on the abdomen.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Coleoptera
Family Lampyridae
Species Unidentified firefly



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



Despite their common name, fireflies are actually beetles. See the Wet Tropics link above for more info.

by Anne Hoggett


Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Fireflies are not often reported and never in large numbers.

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