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

The firefly is probably the Earths most famous bioluminescent species, with over 2,000 individual species. While the firefly may have progressed its lantern as a type of security, 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 most likely the Earths most famous bioluminescent species, with over 2,000 specific species. And the trick to its light comes from two essential elements: luciferin and luciferase. While the firefly may have evolved its lantern as a kind of security, today the lightning bugs use their light as a species-specific breeding routine. Heres what truly takes place 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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