Ever wonder how long lightning bugs live? Or want to know other fun facts about lightning bugs — like why do lightning bugs light up, lightning bugs symbolism, are lightning bugs in Florida and California (lightning bugs location), can lightning bugs bite, and are lightning bugs endangered (and so many other fun firefly facts!).
How Long Lightning Bugs and Other Lightning Bug Fun Facts
On this family fun podcast episode for kids and parents, we’re illuminating answers to these questions…
All About Lightning Bugs Podcast Episode
- How Long Lightning Bugs Live and Surprising Firefly Facts
- We’re all aglow with lightning bug fun facts that are sure to be a bright spot in your week!
- In this week’s Parent Buster podcast episode, your brain with light up as you learn:
- A weird chasing fireflies story…
- What makes lightning bugs glow?
- Why do lightning bugs light up?
- What is the difference between fireflies and lightning bugs?
- Who calls them a firefly and who says lightning bug…
- Can lightning bugs bite?
- Are fireflies helpful or harmful?
- Why do they call lightning bugs?
- Do lightning bugs bite humans?
- Do lightning bugs eat mosquitoes?
- Are lightning bugs poisonous to dogs?
- Are lightning bugs toxic to dogs?
- Do bats eat lightning bugs?
- How many types of lightning bugs are there?
- Where are lightning bugs found in the United States (and where don’t you see fireflies)?
- Alls about the fireflies Tennessee lottery…
- How to help lightning bugs…
& MORE! Don’t let this topic bug you!
Where To Listen To The How Long Lightning Bugs Live Podcast Episode
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Lightning Bugs Lesson Plans and Activities
Want bug lessons, learning activities and more? Check these out!
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Highlights and Fact Corrections From the Lightning Bug Podcast Episode
* Fact check: are fireflies insects or bugs? Fireflies are insects that are beetles. (Bugs are a type of insect.)
* Fact check Jackie: Is the larvae the part called the glowworm? Glow worms are the adult fireflies. The larvae of lightning bugs are maggots.
*Is there still a lottery to see the lightning bugs in Smoky Mountains TN? LEARN MORE
*How many fireflies are there are the Tennessee synchronized firefly event?
*Ella’s favorite picture of lightning bug
*Jackie asked how big are lightning bug larvae? About 3/4 inch [LEARN MORE]
*Fact check Jackie: How long does a squished lightning bug still glow? 5-6 seconds [LEARN MORE]
*Jackie asked: Do the Lamprigera, the biggest fireflies, glow? YES! [LEARN MORE]
Lightning Bugs Podcast Episode References, Sources, and Resources
We encourage you to visit these awesome sites and resources and continue learning after listening. They have so much more great info than we could cover on our Parent Busters podcast episode!
- Australian Museum
- How Stuff Works
- Business Insider