Tag: fireflies

Science Behind Fireflies

Things You Didn’t Know About Lightning Bugs Running around the backyard on warm summer nights in an attempt to catch fireflies is a fun pastime. These insects, also known as lightning bugs, can light up the night with their magical glow. But, what actually makes them flash? Read on to learn about... more
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Facts About Lightning Bugs

Running around the backyard on summer nights in an attempt to catch fireflies is a fun pastime. These insects, also known as lightning bugs, can light up the night with their magical glow. But, what actually makes them flash? Fireflies aren’t flies. They’re actually beetles. Fireflies are... more
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Firefly Facts

Everyone loves to see a field filled with firefly's. Here are a few facts about these insects that you many not be aware of. Fireflies talk to each other with light. Fireflies emit light mostly to attract mates, although they also communicate for other reasons as well, such as to defend territory... more
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Fireflies Light Up The Night

Fireflies are familiar, but few realize that these insects are actually beetles, nocturnal members of the family Lampyridae. Most fireflies are winged, which distinguishes them from other luminescent insects of the same family, commonly known as glowworms. There are about 2,000 firefly species.... more
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Firefly Light-Up Bug Craft

Summer is on its way and it's a time of backyard BBQs and enjoying the outdoors and the night-time weather. One of the best parts of summer is hanging out in the backyard and watching the fireflies zip around and lite up the sky. Kids can spend hours outside trying to catch fireflies in a jar. You... more
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