Recent Examples of lightning bug from the Web
In Peterson, friendly neighbors greeted one another with toothy smiles, and the music of crickets replaced the wail of police sirens, while lightning bugs fluttered around the front yard flickering near the immaculate rose bushes.
Retired Purdue Entomology Professor Tom Turpin also spoke in favor of naming the Say's Firefly, also known to Hoosiers as a lightning bug.
Southerners would rather eat a lightning bug than a mushy, mealy tomato.
This makes sense, given that lightning bugs are relatively slow-flying insects that flit about with the equivalent of a neon billboard on their butts.
Over 2,000 species of lightning bug sparkle and flicker on this Earth, with more than 125 species living in the United States.
To borrow a phrase from Mark Twain, the difference between the two renditions is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
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