Jun 15 2017

Fireflies!

Published by at 7:00 am under Insects, Fish, Frogs

Adult firefly (photo by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org)

Adult firefly (photo by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org)

Most of the year I forget they exist and then one evening in early June I’m surprised by joy.  The fireflies are back!  It doesn’t matter how old I get.  I’m always excited to see them.

I love their yellow-green lights, their hard-to-track flight paths, and the way they raise their wing covers and pause … just before they fly.

 

Did you know that their Photuris pensylvanica species is the Pennsylvania State Insect?  Read more in this vintage article from 2011:

The Lightning Bugs Are Back

 

(photo by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Video from Wikimedia Commons)

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Fireflies!”

  1. Deeon 15 Jun 2017 at 4:02 pm

    I loved falling asleep while watching fireflies outside my window, wonderful memories! Simpler times in life

  2. Janet Campagnaon 15 Jun 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Oh, how I miss fireflies! None here in Southern California. Enjoy.

  3. Stacyjon 16 Jun 2017 at 12:04 pm

    So excited they’re back – I’m moving out of the area in a few weeks and was worried I wouldn’t get to see them. Fireflies are absolutely magical.

Comments RSS

Leave a Reply