Fireflies just above the ground by Nomiyama Kei

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Sit Outside, Listen to the Stars, Catch Fireflies Art Print on Wood © Katie Doucette

Sit Outside, Listen to the Stars, Catch Fireflies Art Print on Wood © Katie…

OMYGOSH!! This is a dream of mine!! Fireflies in summertime❤️❤️❤️                                                                                                                                                     More

I keep coming back to fairy lights, and how much I love them. I love that feeling of magic and romance at night.

Fireflies: Lampyridae is a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are winged beetles, and commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous crepuscular use of bioluminescence to attract mates or prey. Fireflies produce a "cold light", with no infrared or ultraviolet frequencies. This chemically-produced light from the lower abdomen may be yellow, green, or pale-red, with wavelengths from 510 to 670 nanometers.

Fireflies mainly emit light to attract mates, though this communication method is also used to defend territory. Though it is mostly adult fireflies that glow, there are some species where the larvae and the eggs also emit light.

Firefly populations are threatened, list of things you can do to help:

Firefly Forest, England I love this picture! The navys and blacks give it a dark tone while the fireflies are little pops of light.

Fireflies. I've never seen them for real. The climate where I live is wrong.

Twilight dance of the forest fairies. A ballet for the imagination, soul & senses.