Friday, May 8, 2020

Have you Seen Fireflies in the Nature? - Nature and Wildlife 9

A bug with glowing light attached on the leave surface.

When I was a kid, I caught several “glowing” bugs, and then put in the jar. I was wonder why I didn’t see any light come out from the insects in the daylight.

It is because fireflies emits light to attract and respond their mates in the dark. Yes, both males and females produce light in the night.

They are hiding on the ground in the daylight, usually between grasses or bushes. No, we can’t see any “luminescence” emit from their body during sleeping time.

Fireflies just active after sunset, since they are nocturnal insects.

What kind of foods the fireflies eat? Here are some of them:
- pollen
- nectar (from flowers)
- dew droplets
- smaller insects.


Firefly on the hand

There are 2,000 (two thousand) species of fireflies in the world, mostly found in the warm and humid areas or tropical areas.

We may see a lot of fireflies in South and Central America as well, in addition to Asia region.

Interestingly, it is said that not all fireflies species produce light in the USA. Many fireflies in the Western USA less able to emit light, and no or low population of fireflies in the Kansas state.

Few states are found fireflies, we may observe them in the national forests or parks. The states include:
- Pennsylvania
- Florida
- South Carolina
- Tennessee


Have you seen fireflies in your country or place in recent days? 

24 comments:

  1. Interesting! No wonder people associate fireflies with romance.

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  2. I think they are beautiful. Have a good weekend

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  3. I seen them when I was a kid but not recently.

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  4. I love them :) In Ohio, we call them "lightning bugs".

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  5. Here in Poland we have them not.

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    1. Well, we have them ... I forgot about it. We call them "świetliki" :-)

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  6. Fireflies do exist here in our country but only to those places with lush nature. here in the city where it is very polluted, they seldom visit. but on the remote islands they do thrive, I was able to see a couple on a vacation trip in the mountains ten years ago :)

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  7. Wow. I've never seen fireflies in real life, only in comic books, and read about them in books when I was a child. Nature is wonderful. 💚

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  8. When I was a kid, we used to collect fireflies every night, If you can believe we had glass jars with a lid with holes in it. Then we would let them go before we went to bed. I lived in New Jersey and we were inundated with them.

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  9. Amazing firefly. I have seen them, caught them with my hands and observe them before letting them go into the dark again.

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  10. I like fireflies so much. In my garden live 4 fireflies.

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  11. ne ho viste tante da ragazzina,quando andavamo in vacanza in una zona
    tra mare e campagna..era bellissimo quel periodo e tu me l'hai fatto rivivere!
    buona domenica

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    1. Have you Seen Fireflies in the Nature?
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      When I was a kid, I caught several “glowing” bugs, and then put in the jar. I was wonder why I didn’t see any light come out from the insects in the daylight.

      It is because fireflies emits light to attract and respond their mates in the dark. Yes, both males and females produce light in the night.

      They are hiding on the ground in the daylight, usually between grasses or bushes. No, we can’t see any “luminescence” emit from their body during sleeping time.

      Fireflies just active after sunset, since they are nocturnal insects.

      What kind of foods the fireflies eat? Here are some of them:
      - pollen
      - nectar (from flowers)
      - dew droplets
      - smaller insects.

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  12. interesting post!
    xoxo Gina

    new post
    www.ginabeltrami.com

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    1. Have you Seen Fireflies in the Nature?
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      There are 2,000 (two thousand) species of fireflies in the world, mostly found in the warm and humid areas or tropical areas.



      We may see a lot of fireflies in South and Central America as well, in addition to Asia region.



      Interestingly, it is said that not all fireflies species produce light in the USA. Many fireflies in the Western USA less able to emit light, and no or low population of fireflies in the Kansas state.



      Few states are found fireflies, we may observe them in the national forests or parks. The states include:

      - Pennsylvania

      - Florida

      - South Carolina

      - Tennessee



      Have you seen fireflies in your country or place in recent days?

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  13. Wow!I have never seen a firefly in real!

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  14. I only met this one once and that was really many years ago in 1977 and that was in the black forest of Germany when I once wanted to sleep in the woods with my fiancée (now my husband) and my husband woke up from these beautiful insects but did not know then what it was. immediately dared not lie outside anymore. hahaha. Really a great experience that the animals glowed up in the dark. Never seen since. But the memory is still alive.

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  15. Aren't they amazing? This is such an interesting post and thank you so much for giving me the link on your last visit. I enjoyed it very much.

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  16. Wonderful... a fantastisc Post for Our World Tuesday, thank you for sharing.

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