Fireflies or lightning bugs use specific flash patterns to signal potential mates. Their glow also lets predators know that they taste bad.
The Lampyridae are a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are
winged beetles, commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous
use of bioluminescence during twilig...
Jun 3, 2016 ... Bottom line: Why do fireflies light up? It's because of a chemical reaction between
an organic compound in the fireflies' abdomens – called ...
Fireflies produce a chemical reaction inside their bodies that allows them to light
up. This type of light production is called bioluminescence. The method by ...
Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called
bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or ...
May 7, 2013 ... So how do fireflies glow? Turns out it's not quite so magical after all, since it's the
product of a complex chemical reaction going on inside their ...
Jul 24, 2015 ... Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime
beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study ...
Jun 25, 2014 ... Actually, let us restate that: it doesn't have fireflies that light up. ... Well maybe not
the whole spectrum, but they do come in yellow, light red, ...
In some firefly species, only one sex lights up. In most, however, both sexes glow;
often the male will fly, while females will wait in trees, shrubs and grasses to ...
So why do fireflies spend so much time flipping the lights on and off? Fireflies are
born knowing how to glow as larvae. Some people call them “glow worms.".