Fireflies Are On The Rise In New Jersey – Here’s Why

With all the bad news out there, it’s nice to enjoy a little good news every now and then…and we’ve got some for you. Fireflies are on the rise in New Jersey this summer! First things first…do you call them fireflies, lightning bugs, or something else? Share with us in the comments!

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When they synchronize, they can do so perfectly! Also good to know…fireflies aren’t actually flies (they’re soft beetles) and their light is the most efficient known light in the world. Nearly 100 percent of the energy in the chemical reaction that causes their bioluminescence is emitted as light.