lightning bugs

Filed under: fauna,night,slabtown — WmX @ 10:36

fireflies in a tree at night.

10 seconds, Lampyridae display. They are hanging out in a quercus palustris.
They don't hang out in the tulip tree to the right.
This chemically-produced light from the lower abdomen may be yellow, green, or pale red — wavelengths from 510 to 670 nanometers. Most fireflies are quite distasteful and sometimes poisonous to vertebrate predators.--Wikipedia



  1. Beautiful!

    Comment by Sarabeth — 2010/06/30 @ 13:34

  2. Sarabeth says “Beautiful!”

    Yes, indeed. It’s color, but still groovy.

    Comment by John — 2010/07/02 @ 08:11

  3. I think this one might be ok in b&w. The garishness, the two red days, I am a sinner. Blue is sort of black. But red, inexcusable…

    Comment by bill — 2010/07/02 @ 09:31

  4. Love those lightning bugs. We have some here in coastal Massachusetts but never that many. I don’t think the evenings are warm enough

    Comment by gray — 2010/07/02 @ 21:37

  5. As I’m scrolling through the images, many are mysterious, more mysterious than usual… since I am going through them backwards as you do in a blog… and then this one pops out from all the others… Is it fireflies, I ask myself? I don’t remember them being in color. City boy that I am, aren’t they usually b&w. It doesn’t matter. I hope you take good care of this one, it is special. I’m going to put a link to it from my blog now.

    Comment by dave beckerman — 2010/07/29 @ 07:52

  6. Thank you!

    What tree are they choosing, there?

    Comment by mikle — 2012/05/07 @ 20:19

  7. Aprenderemos como ambientar el espacio y el trato al paciente desde ya antes, a lo largo de y después
    del masaje.

    Comment by masaje terapeutico alicante — 2014/09/12 @ 16:43

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