Greetings, Zoophiles!

You are about to start exploring the wonderful world of Photinus pyralis, also known as as the firefly or lightning bug! This bioluminescent insect has some pretty amazing qualities, and this site is going to help you discover them. From how and why their rear ends glow (Check out our adaptations page) to where you are most likely to find these special little creatures (Check out the habitat page). Our site will help brighten your understanding of the mysterious firefly. 

It is a very common misconception to refer to Photinus pyralis as a fly, when in reality it is a beetle! This is just the start on your learning journey.

Photo by Kevin Adams