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Lucidota atra, the black firefly.  New York.

Lucidota atra, the black firefly. New York.

Not all fireflies luminesce.  Lucidota atra is a day-flying species, common in eastern North America, with vestigial light-producing organs.

photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS D60
ISO 100, 1/200 sec, f/13, flash diffused through tracing paper

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