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Fireflies talk to each other by coded blinking patterns

This is the Pennsylvania firefly, one of the most common firefly species in our area.
This is the Pennsylvania firefly, one of the most common firefly species in our area.
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My friend Kyle requested a column on fireflies. Since the firefly season (which has been spectacular this year) is almost over, I decided I’d better get to it. So, Kyle, this one’s for you. What could be a more iconic image of the summertime experience of children in the Northeast than the joyful pursuit of fireflies on a warm summer evening? When I was a boy, I spent many a night contentedly gazing into a ...


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