People Who Annoy You: lightning bug, not firefly.pork roll, not taylor ham.potato bug, not rolly polly.soda, not pop.the shore, not beach./NJ.
destrip: Why, oh why, does it have to be fireflies? Why can't mosquitoes or gnats be vanishing instead?
huntercr: Sad :(My guess is completely unnecessary pesticide is what kills most of them. If the pesticide doesn't kill them, it kills their food ( which is grubs and things that usually is the reason for the pesticide )According to the googles their larval stage lasts 2 years, with only 6 months above ground, if that./Obligatory Firefly Reference//I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you
balisane: northguineahills: I see an occasional few here and there in Brooklyn, but never any in Manhattan. That said, when going to rural upstate, or WV or VA, i see less then I remember 15 years ago, but it could a biased memory.We have lots in the Bronx, and the pine grove on my campus is full of them. I've seen them in Manhattan near the parks: at least a couple most evenings.But no, not as many in my yard as there were ten years ago. 3:
Hector Remarkable: Are they sure that it's not that every little boy collected a jar of them with holes in the top, and it all just added up? Because as far as I can tell, every little boy did this, and has been doing it for a while, and that's a lot of mayonnaise jars full of fireflies when you think about it.Same way they don't want people throwing pebbles into the Grand Canyon. Next thing you know, it's all filled up.
The Irresponsible Captain: I saw many this year. It's been years since I've seen them out in that number.
The Irresponsible Captain: I saw many this year. It's been years since I've seen them out in that number.I'd like to know what to plant to encourage them.
Mystery Vortex: With every irreplaceable species that is decimated because of the ignorance and greed of people, I hate humanity a little more.
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