Phausis reticulata

Phausis reticulata

Phausis reticulata, commonly referred to as the "blue ghost" is a species of firefly found in the eastern and central United States. The species is common in the southern Appalachians, and can be seen in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, as well as North Carolina's DuPont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest.

Unlike many fireflies found in the eastern and central United States, the luminescence of P. reticulata adults is characterized by a steady glow, instead of a species-specific pattern of flashes.

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