Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs

Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs

Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada

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Univ of Georgia Press
The first-ever comprehensive firefly guide written for all those who want to know more about the amazing world of lightning bugs and learn the secrets hidden in the flash patterns of the 75+ species found in the eastern and central United States and Canada.

Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs is the first-ever comprehensive firefly guide for eastern and central North America. It is written for all those who want to know more about the amazing world of lightning bugs and learn the secrets hidden in the flash patterns of the 75+ species found in the eastern and central United States and Canada. As an independent researcher working with numerous university teams, naturalist Lynn Frierson Faust, “The Lightning Bug Lady,” has spent decades tracking the behavior and researching the habitats of these fascinating creatures.

Based on her twenty-five years of fieldwork, this book is intended to increase understanding and appreciation of bioluminescent insects while igniting enthusiasm in a fun and informative way. Species accounts are coupled with historical backgrounds and literary epigraphs to engage and draw readers young and old into the world of these tiny sparklers. A chart documenting the flash patterns of the various species will aid in identification.

Clear photos illustrate the insects’ distinguishing physical characteristics, while habitats, seasonality, and common names are provided in easy-to-understand yet scientifically accurate language. The guide will be welcomed by everyone who wants to learn more about fireflies’ and glow-worms’ unique traits and fragile niche in the ecosystem.

Features:

Over 600 color photographs

Detailed accounts and anatomical diagrams of 75+ species, as well as aids in distinguishing between similar species

A first-of-its-kind flash-pattern chart that folds out on heavy-weight paper

Extensive scientific details written in an understandable and engaging way

Colorful common names—Twilight Bush Baby, Shadow Ghosts, Snappy Syncs, and more—for easy species identification based on flash patterns

Tips on ideal sites and times of year for firefly watching

Conservation-oriented approach



Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780820348728
0820348724
Branch Call Number: 595.7644 FAUST
Characteristics: xvii, 356 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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