We squirrels are usually headed to our leaf nests when the fireflies are starting their lit courtship dances, so we see these little beetles in the day time. We’re wondering if you humans recognize them ‘unlit’?
The pink-red head stands out, and the yellow outline around the hard wing coverings. It’s these two nicely closing wings that put this insect in the beetle group. Underneath are the wings the firefly actually flies with!
Keep in mind this is just what our local fireflies look like. There are over 2000 species of fireflies, so yours may look different. We’d love to see some photos if you can find one!