Sat, Sep 18 | Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

The Kinsley Lecture Series Presents: Dr. Joe Cicero's "Fireflies and Glowworms of Arizona"

The Kinsley Lecture Series Presents:  Dr. Joe Cicero's "Fireflies and Glowworms of  Arizona"

Time & Location

Sep 18, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646, USA

About the Event

The Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series Presents:  Dr. Joe Cicero's "Fireflies and Glowworms of  Arizona."

Dr. Joe Cicero was a graduate from the University of Arizona, where he did his Masters on a genus of Arizona fireflies. He moved to Florida where he earned his PhD with his dissertation on firefly evolution, took several post-docs, then came back to Tucson recently, and is currently revisiting localities where fireflies were known or discovered by him to occur.

Joe will present a slide and video show summarizing the 15 fireflies and 5 glowworms known to occur in Arizona. Two of them fly and flash at night, 5 of them fly during the day and have no, or faint lights. The remaining 8 firefly species and all glowworms have flightless females. The adult fireflies do not feed, but their larvae are known to feed on snails. The known female and larval glowworms feed on millipedes.

Tropical fireflies will also be showcased, including the monolithic, synchronously flashing firefly trees in SE Asia, and compared to our own local firefly that synchronizes also.

Come join the audience for this luminous talk!

Regular admission of $7 for Adults (14+), Youth $2 (7-13), and Children are Free (0-6) per lecture. A portion of the proceeds supports our education and preservation programs. This lecture will take place inside our 1885 Old Schoolhouse.   Admission to this lecture includes all day entrance into the park and the historic buildings.

Call to RSVP (520) 398-2252 or RSVP via our website.   If you have additional questions, call or email us!

September 18th is also "Smithsonian Museum Day!"  Folks who download their Smithsonian Museum Day tickets will get to listen to Dr. Joe for free!  Click here for a free ticket for two!  Then, contact us at (520) 398-2252 to tell us you'd like to attend this lecture!  Hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm.  If you do not have a Smithsonian Museum Day ticket, you will be charged regular admission for the lecture.

  • Adult (14+)
  • Youth (6-13)