Fascinating Fireflies

Most folks can probably identify an adult firefly, but can you identify a larval one?

http://savvygardening.com/fascinating-fireflies/

I found this little guy (or girl?) this past summer on a driveway in eastern Pennsylvania.

These fascinating – and garden-friendly! – Insects are likely facing massive population declines due to habitat loss, light pollution, and pesticide exposure.

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Encouraging them to take up residence in your yard is as easy as 1, 2, and 3.

Step 1:  Understand fireflies – Members of the Lampyridae family of beetles, fireflies are found on every continent except Antarctica, and there are about 150 different species of fireflies in North America.

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