Fireflies (Insect)

Fireflies (also called lightning bugs) are a subspecies of beetles, and are known for producing a chemically-induced light on their lower abdomen. They utilize the light to attract their mate.

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What do fireflies eat?

Leaves

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What can you feed fireflys I caught two but i don't know what to feed them....?

let them go they will be better off

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wait are the big or little

ANSWER WHERE DID U CATCH IT? U SHOULD LET IT GO

Just leave them alone

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What do firefly's eat?

The firefies have many kinds and they eat pollion leaves or they just dont eat at all....:)

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How long does a lightning bug live?

9 months

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What are lightning bugs?

A lightning bug is a nocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organs. Just so you know lightning bugs also fly in the morning they just don't light up.

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Where do lightning bugs go in the daytime?

Lightning bugs find a resting spot on some shady leaf during the day. They're mainly nocturnal, as they're lights are best seen in the dark, and they communicate using sight.

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Why do lightning bugs die if you catch them?

They die because they don't have access to air or spacious areas. They also cannot eat, and since they have to eat multiple times every hour, they die of starvation and oxygen deprivation. Hope that helped.

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Is there a difference between a lightning bug and a firefly?

Actually there is no difference between lighting bugs and fireflys. People call the little beetles differently depending on the area of which people live.

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Where do lightning bugs sleep?

They sleep in your pee hole\

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Where can you buy lightning bugs?

godofinsects.com

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Why would a 1990 Pontiac Fire Fly have bright lights but not dim?

Its the dimmer switch bad.

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How many legs does a lightning bug has?

Six - all insects have six legs

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Which of these is a homograph fire fly or tire?

A homograph is the same spelling of words with two different meanings.

Fire is a homograph because it can be used in two different meanings: "Man made fire." and "Fire that gun."

Fly is a homograph: "Swat the fly." and "I want to fly away."

Tire is a homograph: "Fix the tire." "You really tire me out."

So they all are homographs.

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Do toads eat lightning bugs?

yes

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Do lightning bugs eat plants?

They do..... NOT!

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Are fireflies the same as a lightning bug?

Yes

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How many eggs does a lightning bug lay?

They lay about 250

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Do lightning bugs glow blue?

No, they typically glow green.

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Where do lightning bugs go in the winter?

Like many other insects, fireflies reach adulthood by metamorphosis. The adults lay eggs on or under the ground in the spring, and the larvae hatch within 2-4 weeks. The larvae feed on snails, slugs, and cutworms by injecting digestive enzymes into the prey and slurping it up once it liquefies. The larvae continue to feed until fall, when they burrow underground for the winter. They emerge the following spring, eat until summer, pupate for roughly two weeks, and then emerge as adults.

Depending on the species, the larvae may overwinter for two or three seasons before metamorphosing into adults. The adult diet varies depending on the species. It may have the predatory habits of the larvae; but some species feed only on pollen and nectar. Some do not eat at all, because they live for only a few days, just long enough to mate and lay eggs.

The firefly is beneficial ecologically. Gardeners value fireflies, because the larvae and adults of some species eat so many snails, slugs, and cutworms. Could they also be indicators of environmental changes? Perhaps research might find a correlation between decreases in their population with habitat loss or the use of pesticides.

http://www.normanbirdsanctuary.org/artma...

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What is the lifespan of a lightning bug?

About 2 months

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Why do lightning bugs light?

To find a mate.

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Do lightning bugs live in all 50 states?

Does lightning bugs live in Florida

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What is the body temperature of a fire fly?

a firefly has a temperature of negitive 0 because it is a "fire"fly so next time the unicorn says bah bah you can say "you dont bark!" and then everyone dances in their undies

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When is the best time to watch fireflies in the US?

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How do fireflies adapt to their environment?

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