What's Behind The Firefly's Glow | What's Inside?

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The firefly is probably the Earths most popular bioluminescent types, with over 2,000 individual species. And the trick to its light comes from 2 necessary elements: luciferin and luciferase. While the firefly may have developed its lantern as a kind of protection, today the lightning bugs use their light as a species-specific breeding routine. Heres what truly takes place inside the fireflys lantern.

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Whats Behind The Fireflys Glow|Whats Inside?

The firefly is probably the Earths most popular bioluminescent species, with over 2,000 private species. And the trick to its light comes from two important parts: luciferin and luciferase. While the firefly may have evolved its lantern as a form of defense, today the lightning bugs use their light as a species-specific breeding routine. Heres what actually happens inside the fireflys lantern.

One thought on “What's Behind The Firefly's Glow | What's Inside?

  1. I’ve never seen a glowing firefly.

    The only time I saw a firefly was when one flew into my bed at night. Not glowing. Just looking like a flying cockroach-

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