That's a great website for a neat project, Mike! On the discussion board, a 
´╗┐participant (whose name & email I have omitted here) asked Linda's question, 
and the project leader replied:

In my June 1, 2014 report I reported an individual flying with three flashes 
and reported it as orange because red was not an option. It looked RED to me. 
Is that possible?
.:Don Salvatore - 6/16/2014 1:20 pm Firefly colors are listed as yellow, yellow 
green, green, orange, amber and blue. I have never heard of a red firefly. But 
that doesn't mean that there isn't one. Or that because of the way people may 
see colors differently or environmental conditions, you won't see a red firefly.

* * *
I still have only seen what I'd describe as yellow-green fireflies, but a lot 
of them. Maybe that's all there are at my house, or maybe I haven't learned to 
discern the colors. I certainly haven't put in the disciplined time of a 
Firefly Watch participant, but I'm considering it. Then maybe I'll have more 
legitimate replies when people ask about red flashes in the night.

--Dave Nutter

On Jun 29, 2014, at 12:24 AM, Mike Pitzrick <> wrote:

> The Museum of Science in Boston has published some web pages with information 
> about how to identify fireflies using their flash color and pattern.
> Types Of Fireflies
> Flash Chart
> Virtual Habitat (interactive tool to help you learn to identify firefly 
> flashes)
> These web pages are part of a citizen science project called Firefly Watch, 
> which is designed to find out more about the distribution of the various 
> firefly species.
> -Mike
> On Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM, Linda Orkin <> wrote:
>     Does anyone else notice that some of the flashes look like different 
> colors. Reds and greens. Is this just like a Doppler shift type thing or are 
> they really like that?
>     Linda


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