Tag: fireflies

No one is immune to the beautiful summer evening flash displays of lightning bugs. But there is more to their flash than meets the eye, and their wandering is hardly aimless. Their flash is only the gateway to lives of love, deception and murder. Here are five facts you may not know about lightning bugs. […]

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Silent Symphony

Nature Notes

Most commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs, these interesting insects are in fact a beetle and members of the family Lampyridae, Greek for “shining ones.” The familiar luminescent beetles are recognized for their nighttime display of flashes in the summer. Most of us have fond memories of catching these gentle and harmless beetles as kids […]

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