A Firefly by Yoshifumi Harada
Today for Art Thursday: the humble lightning bug, also known as the firefly.
Know what else you could call a lightning bug? Here's a partial list from Firefly.org: Glow Fly, Moon Bug, Golden Sparkler, Hotaru, Blinkie, Minna-Minni, Luciérnaga, Kelip-Kelip, Leuchtkäfer, Luciole, Vuurvliegie, Tulikärpänen, and Alitaptap.
by Christine Brennan
Fireflies and Moonlight, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee
Photo by Frank Kehren
The green light trails are created by regular fireflies during this two minute exposure. The yellow dots on the left are created by a synchronous firefly - they blink five times and then pause. During two weeks in June, large clusters of these fireflies will synchronize and blink and pause at the same time.
Dark Purple, Yellow Bug
by Tanja Z
Flower and Lightning Bug
photo by Fotozaic
by Tracey St. Peter
Summer Night Heat
Firefly Moon by Deborah Olliff
The Collection by Cricket Press
The title of the post is from Fireflies:
'Cause I'd get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance