Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 23, 2023

New Firefly Atlas

from the Xerces Society

New Firefly Atlas Will Put Beloved Beetles on the Map

The United States and Canada have more species of fireflies than most people realize – 173 at last count. And contrary to popular belief, beetles in the firefly family Lampyridae are found in every state and province except Hawaii and Nunavut.

Yet for more than half these species, we’re missing enough data to even evaluate their population status. With Xerces’ new Firefly Atlas, anyone can join and help collect observations that will allow Xerces and our conservation partners better protect the magic of fireflies, for generations to come. Read More


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