The firefly is most likely the Earths most popular bioluminescent types, with over 2,000 specific species. While the firefly might have evolved its lantern as a form of defense, 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 popular bioluminescent types, 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 developed its lantern as a type of defense, today the lightning bugs use their light as a species-specific breeding routine. Heres what really takes place inside the fireflys lantern.