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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Light made this way is called bioluminescence. We know a lot about the special
chemical reaction. But we do not know all about how it makes light.
Fireflies emit light mostly to attract mates, although they also communicate ... In
most, however, both sexes glow; often the male will fly, while females will ...
There are a few things you could do to help to restore fireflies in your backyard |
The green-yellow glow that fireflies produce is a familiar sight on warm summer
evenings, but do you know why these intriguing insects shine so bright?