Nature’s dancing lights

Over 2,000 species of the beetle family Lampyridae (aka fireflies) are known for their unique ability to illuminate via bioluminescence. The males use this behavior to attract mates in flight, creating a courtship of light streaks captured in long-exposure photography.

Last dance of fireflies.
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Lupines and Fireflies No. 4
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Enjoy, and share, more photography in the Insects Are Beautiful group and Nature’s dancing lights gallery.