I remember growing up in New York and chasing fireflies when I was a child. It was in the warm summer months that I sat on my front porch during the evening hours and enjoyed the festival of night lights as those little beetles produced their glow, it looked so beautiful to me.
Now I live in North Florida and although this species likes to feed on snails, worms and other bugs etc... you would think my back yard would be heaven to them, I have yet to see a fire fly here. My little boy has never seen an actual fire fly, and I wish so much to show him the beauty of God's creation. I have read in several places that there is a decline on these little beetles. It makes me sad to know that these little critters may be endangered. Read on possible reasons for decline here. So if you are lucky enough to have fire flies in your area, share it with us.