OLogy: Talking to Fireflies

Have you ever wondered why and how fireflies flash?

Twinkling fireflies signal summer evening to many people around the world. Have you ever wondered why and how fireflies flash?

Fireflies use a system of flashes to communicate. They use their light to say, “Here I am”, to attract, and even to deceive!


Biology, Zoology
Fireflies
K-6

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