June is the time for fireflies, also known as lightning bugs! Fireflies are not flies or bugs at all, but beetles belonging to the family Lampyridae. Most species of fireflies flash with a unique pattern to attract a mate, and the rate of flashing increases with warmer temperatures. Visit a local park just after sunset and watch for the flashing of fireflies. Then tell us where you saw them (with location name) so we know where around the City they are found! Want to know more about these fascinating animals? Check out these websites: https://legacy.mos.org/fireflywatch/ and http://www.firefly.org/ to learn more.
Photuris lucicrescens/Wiki Images