Why do lightning bugs light?
To find a mate.
Yes, and the larva are referred to as glow worms. Not all lightning bugs produce light but all larva do and this light is one of the most efficient in producing energy with very little waste. The light is thought to attract mates but can also be used to attract other lightning bugs and the one will eat the other.
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.
Dusk is when lightning bugs make themselves most visible. Specifically, lightning bugs can be seen poised in the grass or on building and tree parts. But they do not light up until dusk. They may make themselves visible from early evening into 1-2 hours before dawn, from late spring into early fall, depending upon environment and weather.
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.