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Hey West Coasters....lighting bugs/fire flies?

Is is true you don't have lightning bugs there? DH said one of his Spokane peers was working out here went for a run and saw lighting bugs for the first time. Really??? We have tons of them, I always thought they are so magical but I guess we take them for granted.

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we have fireflys, amazing critters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly

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I've never seen any here, and I've been here since 1980. When I was little in PA I remember seeing them. We just have those darned love bugs that do nothing but become glue on the front of your car.

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I've never seen them on the West Coast (WA, OR, CA) but I remember them fondly from when I lived in Maryland as a child.
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Sadly, no lightening bugs. I thought it was because they'd all been wiped out, so I'm glad to know they still exist back east. I'd love to see some again, they are so beautiful.


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Lived here in CA all my life, no lighting bugs here~ BUT I did get to take a trip about 13 years ago to St. Louis and I got to see them!!!! They are so magical!!!


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lol, yes it's true! The closest thing I've ever seen to lighting bugs are the fake ones on Pirates of the Caribean ride in Disneyland!! lol
In fact up until a few years ago, I didn't even believe they were REAL!!! lol I just thought they were made up mythical bugs like unicorns or something!!
yup. a california girl I am. sigh. lol

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lol, I just thought they were made up mythical bugs like unicorns or something!!
yup. a california girl I am. sigh. lol
You're too funny Tammy! I think I do take them for granted though, I love sitting outside at sunset and watch them come out, but the mosquitos have been so bad here I don't sit out in the evening anymore. We lost our power the other night and Timmy was sitting at the back door growling at them. I don't think he ever really saw them before either but it was so dark outside they were very evident.

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They aren't in Idaho, either. I saw them for the first time in Ohio a couple of years ago! They are wonderful.

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Lived here in CA all my life, no lighting bugs here~ BUT I did get to take a trip about 13 years ago to St. Louis and I got to see them!!!! They are so magical!!!
hi Katie, where Hav you been?

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