Lycostomus modestus

This one was just outside the front door today. There are a few insects that look very similar, but I’m pretty certain it’s “Lycostomus modestus” (ベニボタル). It’s a close relative of the firefly but doesn’t glow. The japanese name for the insect actually includes the word “firefly” due to the close resemblance.

Here he/she is moving about ….

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