The new firefly species still has to be named and officially described. They use tools, carry their shelters around for when they need them, and, fittingly, adopt an underwater walking motion that's very similar to humans.
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But there is still hope. My friends back east say that fireflies aren't as commonly seen there as they used to be.
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He intends on applying for the graduate program to go on to become an entomologist. Barthelemy St. Science Age of Humans. Video Ingenuity Awards. Experts say it has nothing on its beaming East Coast cousins that light up lawns on warm summer evenings.
I noticed almost instantly the first time we hit the summer months here that the Golden State has no lightning bugs fireflies?
If you'd like to go firefly hunting yourself, your best bet is to head for a natural water source on a summer night and turn off your flashlight so you have a better chance of seeing a glow.
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