Glowing Click Beetles or Fire Beetles
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Rendezvous Restaurant & Winery is Ambergris Caye's latest fine dining restaurant located 4 miles north of San Pedro, Belize, specializing in authentic Thai & French Fusion Cuisine. For the discriminating traveler Rendezvous is truly a Culinary Adventure. Imagine being whisked away from your hotel dock for 10 minute boat cruise under the stars to arrive at a charming colonial style villa on the beach over looking the Caribbean sea. With only 24 seats and an open style kitchen this intimate setting is a one of a kind on Ambergris Caye.
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Glowing Click Beetles or Fire Beetles

Supposedly the brightest bioluminescent insect in the World - Many times brighter than fireflies. They glow super bright while flying around our orchard.

Pyrophorus noctilucus (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

This is the largest (4cm, 1") bioluminescent insect and it has been reported as having the greatest surface brightness, 45 millilamberts (or 1/40 of a candle). The light emitted from the 2 spots on the thorax is actually bright enough to read by (if you hold the beetle close to the lines that you are reading that is).

The beetles are common in forested areas and can be seen flying around just after dusk. The sight of several beetles winding through the trees is quite spectacular. The flight season is from April through June.

Photograph by Matt Brislawn

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