- 5" x 2" x 2"
- You'll have loads of fun with this lighting bug. Hidden light-switch tucked insides to make this guy glow.
Fireflies are nocturnal members of Lampyridae (which in Greek means "to shine") a family of winged beetles.
Most of their bioluminescent peers live in the ocean so people don't have as much contact with them. Their light is created by a chemical reaction during which oxygen combines with calcium, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and luciferin with the help of the enzyme luciferase. When they are larvae, fireflies use their bioluminescence to scare off predators.