Confessions In The Dark.

There are lots of interesting things you can learn when you carefully observe lightning bugs.

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  1. Chuck Baudelaire

    The most interesting thing about lightning bugs is that most of them identify as fireflies and wish the non-glowers would respect their preference.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      The last thing I want to do is be disrespectful to a firefly, even if “lightning bug” does sound much more badass. Then again they’ve got asses that light up so that’s pretty bad already.

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  2. Moonwatcher51

    I like the leather packing Photuris. Most lightning bugs are all flash and dazzle. No substance.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Photuris is an interesting genus because the fireflies it attracts are expecting to get laid but get murdered and eaten instead. Most guys seem to be uncomfortable with that but I can’t stop laughing about it.

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      1. Arionis

        Damn, at least the Praying Mantis gets laid before getting murdered and eaten.

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        1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

          It’s terrible that the lightning bugs don’t even get to get in touch with their inner larva.

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  3. mydangblog

    Look out for them Venus Flytraps!

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      They’re especially hard to see in the dark.

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  4. Ann Koplow

    VERY illuminating, Chris.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Thank you for another bright comment.

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  5. Red

    I could buy the fear of the dark thing.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Fortunately for lightning bugs even if they are afraid of the dark they always have a light source nearby.

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