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In my neck of the woods they're mostly called lightning bugs. Lots of flashing going on out there tonight!


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Would a Rose by any other name smell as sweet? Same thing.


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We see one occasionally, tons when I was little in east Houston

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When I was a little bugger my dad would catch a bunch of them and bring them into my room in a jar. I'd watch them until I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer.


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They only light on the way up.


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They’re Lightning Bugs around here.
The fields around home are just now beginning to sparkle with them. Another few days there’ll be billions of them.
One of the many things I love about living here in the sticks!
At sunset, I set on the deck watching the bunnies play and the fields light up.
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Lightning Bugs.

Lots of them when I was a kid, gradually it seemed we saw less.
Over the last number of years numbers seem better.


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Lightning Bugs.


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Lightnin' Bugs for sure.

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Kids called em blinky bugs


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Same thing. I call them what they are... Lampirids (Family: Lampiridae)

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we have the beetle-type lightning bugs.


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Lightin’ bugs.


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Lightning bugs here in the peoples republik of Con-ecticut.

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Fire flies.

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There was a website where they'd ask you a bunch of questions like this, and based on your answers, it would pinpoint your place of origin. Firefly vs. Lightning Bug was one of the questions. I took the test. The results pretty well pegged me as being from Cincinnati, but there were some flyers. Cincinnati folks call them fireflies. I call them lightning bugs.

When I looked back on the flyers, each one related to a place where my mother had lived as a child. Grandpa was a traveling engineer and Mom lived in something like 13 cities in 12 years growing up. Lightning bugs, according to the website, would have entered Mom's vocabulary from a stint in Dayton, Ohio at age 8.

Dad grew up here but spoke German until he started school. His term for them was glow worms (Glühwürmchen). When he said it there was a peevishness in his tone, like he knew better, but he wasn't going to give in. You could still see the little kid in him, refusing to say firefly.


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Originally Posted by Pahntr760
Lightnin' Bugs for sure.

This^^^


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Supposedly a few exist here in Idaho but I've never seen one here. It's too dry through most of the high desert states.

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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
Supposedly a few exist here in Idaho but I've never seen one here. It's too dry through most of the high desert states.

What you call them depends on where you are.
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Last night they[lightning bugs] were synced up like 6 Dykes sharing an apartment, down in my field.


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