Fireflies!

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 thoughts on “Fireflies!

  1. 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.

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