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 specific species. While the firefly might have developed its lantern as a form of security, today the lightning bugs use their light as a species-specific mating routine.

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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 individual types. And the trick to its light comes from 2 essential elements: luciferin and luciferase. While the firefly may have progressed its lantern as a kind of security, today the lightning bugs utilize their light as a species-specific mating routine. Heres what actually 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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