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Big Dipper Firefly (Photinis Pyralis)- Fireflies emit light mostly to attract mates, although they also communicate for other reasons as well, such as to defend territory and warn predators away. In some firefly species, only one sex lights up. In most, however, both sexes glow;

Lightning bugs or fireflies are beetles that can produce lights. Lightning bugs can light up during all stages of their lives, including larvae and pupae. In some species of lightning bugs, the eggs glow as well!

Firefly -the coolest bug on the planet! "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine..."

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Firefly, Detroit, Michigan The only thing I miss about living in the South - the beautiful sight of fireflies (They were wiped out in Urban areas in the by the mosquito abatement DDT applications - we had to drive out of town to see them)

I hope that one day i am able to catch them and show my kids the dancing stars

Learn about fireflies or lightning bugs, why fireflies glow, and how to attract them to your garden from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

"The Dragon-fly" Today I saw the dragon-fly Come from the wells where he did lie. An inner impulse rent the veil Of his old husk: from head to tail Came out clear plates of sapphire mail. He dried his wings: like gauze they grew; Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew A living flash of light he flew. ~  By Alfred Lord Tennyson

Dragonfly Waiting for the Sun Copyright- Patrick Zephyr Nature Photography. All Materials appearing on this site are the property of Patrick ZephyrNature Photography. All Rights Reserved.

"Last night, as I was sleeping/I dreamt - marvelous error!-/that I had a beehive/here inside my heart. And the golden bees/were making white combs/and sweet honey/from my old failures." Antonio Machado

"Last night, as I was sleeping, I dreamt - marvelous error, that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures.

By: Martin Amm  Tags: alciphron amm animal butterfly copper d7000 germany lycaena macro martin nature nikon purple-shot

By: Martin Amm Tags: alciphron amm animal butterfly copper germany lycaena macro martin nature nikon purple-shot

Lightening bug - one of the 2011 National Wildlife Photo Contest Winners

The little luminary pictured above was photographed in 2010 by award-winning photographer Radim Schreiber, of Fairfield, Iowa. The photo, entitled Amber Firefly, took place out of entrie…


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