Celebrating Nature’s Summer Light Show, Fireflies
Their summertime glow is so familiar, but did you know that most adult fireflies don’t eat anything? Or that some fireflies only light up in their egg and larval stages, but never blink at night? Lightning bug expert Marc Branham gives a tour of the world of fireflies, and tries to decode what sets one beetle’s nighttime flash apart from another’s.
Fireflies flash the camera:
Marc Branham is associate professor in the department of entomology and nematology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.