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The firefly is probably the Earths most well-known bioluminescent species, with over 2,000 individual types. While the firefly may have developed its lantern as a kind of protection, today the lightning bugs utilize their light as a species-specific mating routine.
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Whats Behind The Fireflys Glow|Whats Inside?
The firefly is most likely the Earths most popular bioluminescent species, with over 2,000 specific types. And the trick to its light comes from 2 vital components: luciferin and luciferase. While the firefly might have evolved its lantern as a kind of protection, today the lightning bugs utilize their light as a species-specific mating routine. Heres what actually occurs inside the fireflys lantern.