Tennessee State Insect - Firefly Beetle
Tennessee State Insect

Firefly Beetle

The Firefly Beetle, scientifically known as Photinus pyralis, holds the distinction of being the official state insect of Tennessee. These bioluminescent beetles, commonly referred to as "fireflies" or "lightning bugs," are celebrated for their enchanting summer evening displays of natural light. Their ability to produce a soft, intermittent glow through a chemical reaction in their abdomens has made them a beloved symbol of warm summer nights in Tennessee and across the southeastern United States. The Firefly Beetle's captivating luminescence is not only a source of wonder but also a reminder of the beauty and biodiversity found in the state's natural landscapes.

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