Did you know you can tell different species of fireflies apart by their flash patterns?
Science Friday produced a killer video about firefly illumination patters, you should give it a watch below:
Out at the farm this morning, I saw a pretty little pink-headed beetle and Justin said, “Oh, that’s a lightning bug!” I’d never seen one in the daytime. And then tonight, they were all over the driveway, and one drifted by, stopped in front of my face, and flashed at me. It’s fun, now, to see what we know about these charming little buggers and how and why they glow.