A Firefly at Night
There’s magic in the world, if you know where to look! Magic in the shape of fireflies. My friend Joep and I found them during our -now- traditional firefly walk. I managed to capture one on camera, with my Iphone 6.
The lightning bug you can see in this video we found in the forest of Sweikhuizen. It is probably a female. Lampyris Noctiluca (as far as I can tell), also known as a firefly or glimworm in Dutch.
Lampyridae or lightning bugs (vuurvliegjes in dutch) get busy around midsummer; they glow to attract the opposite sexe. You can spot them most likely between 10 and 12 in the evening. They only glow for a few weeks, so if you want to see them, your best bet is to look out for them during the end of june or beginning of july.
Most female lightning bug species can’t fly and just sit around glowing their asses off ;). It’s much easier to capture them on film than the male fireflies. Unfortunately I only had my Iphone with me during this walk, so the footage isn’t very professional, but I thought I’d share it regardless. Beauty should be shared!
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