How Do Lightning Bugs Light up?

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Lightning bugs are able to light up because they have a special chemical in their stomach. When mixed with air, as they take a breath, it illuminates. We see this as a blink of light. Other lightning bugs see this as a mating call. You can find more information here: http://www.discoverymagazine.com/digger/d92dd/d9205dd.html
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The chemical that the bug has in it will light up when oxygen touches it. I think it is also a mating thing. I used to wonder about this as a child.
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To find a mate.
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