Firefly (Lightning Bug)
Their flashing lights can turn a summer evening into a time of magic. Here's the insect that's responsible.
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Flashing above the lawn and in the trees in the early summer evenings, the firefly engages in its mating rituals, blinking on and off in a pattern that's unique to one of the many sub-species.
These insects — actually small beetles — go through a complete metamorphosis. The adults look nothing like the larvae.
Trees provide nesting and roosting sites, a home for insects and other wildlife, and many are a great source of food. Every...