Fireflies, a.k.a. lightning bugs, are neither flies nor bugs (in the technical sense), but rather they are beetles. Our open-mouthed friend above didn’t give me many chances to hit the shutter release, but of the few shots I managed, I got this dandy — a personal favorite that I like so much I’m not even going to grouse about the lack of focus on those wide open mandibles. (Ok, well, I tried! Sort of.) I liked it so much, I had to process it twice. (Color version after the break.)
I’m not sure which one I like better, but it’s hard to beat the sudden splash of pink hiding under the lip of the pronotum.