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for Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science Vol. 124 Issue 4, Winter 2008
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The blue ghost firefly (Phausis reticulata) is a lampyrid beetle found in the southern Appalachians, observed primarily in May and June. Its behavior and habitat were observed at several locations in North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina from 1997 through 2008.
Trawling in deep ocean waters off North Carolina and adjacent areas between August 1969 and September 1977 captured dories, snailfish, and lumpfish. All were smaller than known and represent southerly range extensions.
The northern bush katydid (Scudderia septentrionalis) is currently listed by the North Carolina Heritage Program as a significantly rare insect. Surveys for the katydid in western North Carolina were conducted by listening for their unique mating calls. Observations provided estimates of their location and population.