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Discussion in 'Nature' started by Northern Dancer, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist


    Do you have these marvellous creatures in your neck of the woods?

    The Lampyridae are a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera with over 2,000 described species. They are soft-bodied beetles that are commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous use of "bioluminescence during twilight" to attract mates or prey. Fireflies produce a "cold light", with no infrared or ultraviolet frequencies. This chemically produced light from the lower abdomen may be yellow, green, or pale red.

    There is something magical as you sit and watch them travel through the dark night skies. When we were young we caught them and let them go.
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