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

The firefly is most likely the Earths most well-known bioluminescent species, with over 2,000 specific types. While the firefly may have developed its lantern as a type of protection, today the lightning bugs use their light as a species-specific breeding ritual.

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Whats Behind The Fireflys Glow|Whats Inside?

The firefly is probably the Earths most well-known bioluminescent species, with over 2,000 private species. And the secret to its light comes from two necessary parts: luciferin and luciferase. While the firefly might have developed its lantern as a form of defense, today the lightning bugs use their light as a species-specific breeding ritual. Heres what really occurs inside the fireflys lantern.

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

  1. So your telling me it’s basically their lungs… like when we breathe in and out our lungs expand and contract just like there light turns on when they breathe in and turn off when they breathe out.

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