Exchange Rare Fireflies

Exchange Rare Fireflies

Firefly larvae "glow" to warn predators of their unpleasant taste for protection, June 18, 2019 in Spanish Fork, Utah. Larvae live in the soil for 1-2 years, before turning into pupa and then adult beetles in a matter of weeks. Fireflies have been twinkling the hay fields of Diane Garcia's family farm, Thompson Century Farm in Spanish Fork, since her great-great-grandfather, Samuel Thompson, settled the farm in 1800's. The farm and its wet, marshy habitat is perfect for the fireflies' annual mating rituals every year, roughly from late May to early July. Garcia leads tours through her fields for free, simply to share in the experience and to educate others about fireflies, their short-lived lifecycle and what endangers their fragile habitat.(Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

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July 25, 2019 09:15:34 PM
July 30, 2019 05:45:11 PM
Leah Hogsten
The Salt Lake Tribune
ASSOCIATED PRESS
MANDATORY CREDIT; DESERET NEWS OUT; KSL OUT; KSTU OUT; KTVX OUT; HARD OUTS: UTSAL MAG
2016 x 1588 4.1 MB
Insects, Animals, Beetles, Habitat destruction, Wildlife, Environment, Environment and nature, Habitat destruction, Environmental concerns
Spanish Fork, UTAH, UNITED STATES
UTSAC
MBI
Leah Hogsten

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