lightning bug

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lightning bug:

see fireflyfirefly
or lightning bug,
small, luminescent, carnivorous beetle of the family Lampyridae. Fireflies are well represented in temperate regions, although the majority of species are tropical and subtropical.
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The lightning bugs glow and disappear among the trees like feral eyes, like a stellar Morse code I'm too earthbound to translate.
At the check-out counter, Kate tries to describe the lightning bugs to the teen-age cashier and the store manager, a man in his 60s.
The robin's nest, anthills, and lightning bugs that our children notice represent the revelation of God's love/time that we sprint by.
In the summer we swim, and sometimes we camp out and catch lightning bugs.
Fireflies: Who doesn't have fond childhood memories of catching lightning bugs on a warm summer night?
What I saw that I thought was lightning bugs, he said it was sparks," Ms.
Then as darkness fell, we'd move to the porch and listen to the radio, which could whisk us away to wonderful places as we sat watching the flashes from the heat lightning and the lightning bugs.
Her 6-year-old daughter, Morgan, vanished eight years ago after going to catch lightning bugs at a ballpark while her mother watched a Little League game in a town about the same size as Junction City.
Hrusovsky said, it took lightning bugs and was essentially able to pull out the gene that makes the light in the bugs.
Fireflies - also known as lightning bugs - might be shocked to find there are multiple uses for their chemical conversion kits.
Many nights it's just Katie and me, and we're picking wildflowers or we're sleigh-riding or we're catching lightning bugs,'' Dan Mahar said.
Lightning Bug #19, for example, offers a humorous take on Christians' transformation by God's love: "Position Wanted.