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Indiana University

Firefly Photic Organ

Caption: A cross-section diagram of the adult firefly lantern shows photic (yellow) and dorsal (blue) layers, tracheae and tracheal end-cell complexes (purple), nerve axons (green), epidermis (red), the transparent cuticle (brown), and the clustered cells of the photic layer (orange circle).

Credit: BY MATTHEW STANSBURY, BASED ON R.F. CHAPMAN AFTER D.S. SMITH 1963

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