Do lightning bugs live in Florida?
Yes. I live just north of Orlando, Florida and there's a lightning bug flashing on my back door right now. However, I've never seen more than one or two at a time in the past ten years I've lived here. When I lived in Ohio, as a child, there used to be thousands in the yard at night. I don't know if there naturally aren't as many lighting bugs in Florida, or if they're disappearing everywhere.
I live in Alpine, Arizona, at an elevation of about 8,000 feet above sea level. We have lightning bugs! The kids just caught some and let them go! They live around water and come out thick in the evening right after a monsoon rain. We love watching them! So, YES, there are lightning bugs in Arizona!! See link below:
Technically, no. Bugs are specific types of insects. E.g., butterflies are insects, but not bugs. Lightning 'bugs' are beetles. WHOA,first guy who answered,if your trying to say lightning bugs are not insects,you are WRONG.beetles are insects.(shame me if its not what you ment) Actually I'm pretty sure they are. The word bug, by definition is any insect or insectlike invertebrate -www.dictionary.refrence.com Actually what dictionary.reference.com said was that was a "loose" meaning, which would include many…
Well, if you'd studied them, you'd know.The flashes lightning bugs give are mating calls/signals to opposite gender lightning bugs.Female lightning bugs give off a distinct pattern of flashing lights, to tell the male lightning bug that she is ready to mate, and when a male sees the flashes, he imitates them and goes over to mate with the female.
there are less lightning bugs, because of habitat destruction and light pollution. light pollution is where there is to much artificial lights outside. The artificial lights mess up their signals and they can't find mates. Also, lightning bugs need a good bit of water and tree litter to have babies and survive. Humans are destroying all of the lightning bug habitats.