I recruited the girls, Lee and Na to help me catch the fireflies so that I could capture them in action with my camera. I think it went fairly well, as we were watching the edited version of the video, all 3 of us agreed that we don’t sound like that. Max didn’t voice his opinion, he wasn’t happy that he didn’t get to help. I was afraid that his barking might scare the fireflies away. This is Na capturing one.
My master plan didn’t work as I had hoped. I wanted the girls to capture about 15 to 20 fireflies and put them in a jar. Then I would photograph them when they flash their taillights or fly out from the jar. Well, that didn’t go as plan, Lee nearly killed one of my cucumber plants but we did manage to get one in a jar.
The firefly flashes its taillight to attract mates or prey. I heard that only the males flash their taillights, but I’m not certain if that’s in all species.