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Before, beside us, and above
The firefly lights his lamp of love.

Bishop Reginald Heber
English bishop and poet
(1783 - 1826)

 
 

 


 

 

There are over 2000 species of fireflies and we have collected here a number of resources that will help you learn more about these wonderful little creatures.

Order Coleoptera, Family Lampyridae, Genus Photinus, Species pyralis

 

Website dedicated to the scientific research of Lampyridae (Fireflies)

FIREFLY SCIENCE.ORG

Explains the actual scientific mechanism that creates a firefly's flash

TUFTS UNIVERSITY

Explains how fireflies communication through bioluminescence

PROXIMITY FIREFLIES

Article about Dr. Sara Lewis and her firefly research

SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE

Slide presentation on "Synchronized Flashing in Fireflies"

FIREFLY FLASHING

The Fireflies of Peninsular Malaysia

MALAYSIA FIREFLIES

Summer Night Lights - Education for Kids

WISCONSIN DNR

Exotic lizard deaths linked to fireflies -

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Firefly Game for Kids from University of Kentucky

FIREFLY GAME

Information on Lightning Bugs

LIGHTNING BUGS

General information on Fireflies from Purdue University

FIREFLY INFO

The Firefly Companion & Letter from University of Florida (circa 1990's)

FIREFLY COMPANION

Fireflies vs. Humans: Which is the more alien species homo sapiens or P. pyralis?

Enlightening HUMOR

Photographs of Fireflies in various stages of development - pre pupa to adult

PHOTOS

Live Cell Luciferase Assay Kit using syntheticfirefly D-luciferin

D-LUCIFERIN

Listing of the Scientific Classification for Fireflies

CLASSIFICATION

 

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