Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about me and my website:

Q: Are there fireflies in Arizona?
A: Yes, there are about two dozen species of firefly here in Arizona. Two of these species can be seen flashing at night here in Tucson, Photinus knulli and Bicellonycha wickershamorum. For a wealth of information on bioluminescent and related beetles (Families Lampyridae, Lycidae, Phengodidae, and Drilidae), including photographs like those linked above, check out the extensive literature database by entomologist Joseph Cicero, PhD as well as his animated tutorial on flightless (larviform) fireflies.

Q: Are there fireflies in Hawaii?
A: Sadly, no.

Q: Are there fireflies in Costa Rica?
A: Yes, there are lots of them!

Q: What kind of camera and lens do you use?
A: I use a Canon EOS Digital SLR Camera with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens and a Canon Speedlite Flash.

Q: Why don't you have comments or trackbacks enabled on this site?
A: The flood of comment and trackback spam just grew to be too great to handle. If you have a comment about my site or would like to tell me about your site (I'm always looking for new nature blogs to read), please email me.