Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2012 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

The Dark Side of the Light Show: Predators of Fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains

Figure 2

Laboratory tests of Photuris feeding preferences choice. (a) Trial setup with single Photuris spp. female in 1-quart container with artificial plant. (b) Female Photuris attacking an L. atra firefly. (c) Remnants of a male Photinus carolinus (arrow indicates dried hemolymph on the elytra). (d) A surviving male Photinus pyralis (arrow indicates puncture wound on left elytra).