Observation: Photinus consimilis

Observation: Photinus consimilis

Primary Observer:

Matthew Moskwik

Event Date:

2024-05-13

Status:

Verified

Survey

Site Name:

White Oak Wetlands

Province/State:

North Carolina

Event Date:

2024-05-13

Time of Day:

Night-Time

Start Time:

20:01

End Time:

21:28

Number of Observers:

1

Primary Observer:

Matthew Moskwik

Additional Observers:

NA

Target Species Genus:

Photinus

Target Species Species:

consimilis

Location and Habitat

Location Accuracy (meters):

0-25

Habitat Type:

Open Freshwater Wetland - Wetland Bog, fen, freshwater marsh

Habitat Type Notes:

Cattail marsh

Elevation (meters):

81

Area Searched (hectares):

0.5

Artificial Light Sources

Vehicles: Yes
Street Lights: No
Buildings: No

Artificial Light Types

Sky Glow (diffuse illumination in the sky): Yes
Light Trespass (light cast on surfaces beyond its intended target): No
Glare (bright light causing visual discomfort): No

Artificial Light Notes:

 

Observation

Observation Type:

Flashing

Number Observed:

50+

Genus:

Photinus

Species:

consimilis

Observation Notes:

 

Specimen Voucher Number:

Flash Behavior

First Flash Time:

20:55

Last Flash Time:

21:28

First Flash Temp (F):

68.5

Last Flash Temp (F):

67.6

Flashes in Pattern:

4

Flash Color:

Orange

Flash Pattern Period:

not measured

Flash Duration:

not measured

Flash Interval:

0.5

Male Height Zone:

Low (0-3 ft)

Flash Location:

Males were flashing above the cattails and other marshy vegetation. They would fly horizontally or vertically during the flash pattern. The flash pattern consisted of 3-5 pulses, with 0.5 seconds between each pulse.

Male Flash Behavior:

 

Female Flash Behavior:

 

Status Changes

DATEUSERSTATUS
2024-05-15 02:00:34Matthew Moskwik->unreviewed
2024-05-16 15:21:10Richard Joyceunreviewed->verified

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