fire beetle


: a tropical American beetle of the genus Pyrophorus
especially : a common large beetle (P. noctilucus) having powerful luminous organs on the sides of the thorax and base of the abdomen compare firefly
Australia : any of several beetles attracted to firelight

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“Fire beetle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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