Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Firefly


Catching fireflies in the summer time can be pretty fun!
Fireflies are sometimes also called lightning bugs, but their real fancy name is lampyridae.

firefly
(from: wikipedia - firefly)

Even when the fireflies are babies (called larvae) they glow, and are sometimes called glow worms. glow worms
(from: wikipedia - firefly)

The fireflies light up because of something called bioluminescence. That's a fancy word that means there are some chemicals in their body that mix together and glow.

firefly
(from: wikipedia - firefly)


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