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Old 05-14-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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There are a ton of lightning bugs in Southeast Missouri.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:30 AM
 
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They are in the deep south. In Mississippi where I grew up I would see them frequently in some areas, while never in other areas.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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I'd see them every summer in New Jersey growing up.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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It's big in the South, I know that. Particular Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. They are out deep in the summer.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:52 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I have never seen them on the West Coast, and saw some when we went to Wisconsin one summer. I thought they were cool looking at night. I haven't noticed them in any other states I have been to(Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Hawaii, Nevada, Florida, Idaho, etc) and was just wondering where they distribute and what states I can expect to see them in if I were to travel across the country some day.
Oklahoma, for sure.

You will hear some of the old time Okies call 'em "lightenin' bugs" from time to time.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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We have them here in Mobile.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:14 AM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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They're in Louisville, and probably other parts of Kentucky.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:28 AM
 
Location: The South
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We have them in Georgia, but the most I have ever seen was in Nashville, Tenn on the Vanderbilt campus. Some sort of parade field and it was just covered with flashes. It was at least football field size and it seemed to have one every square foot. It was awesome. I do enjoy excess's in nature.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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Early last July I returned to Iowa for a few days for a family event. My wife and I were able to take some time one evening to go for a stroll in the country down a gravel road. So many fireflies lit themselves up as we walked past the cornfields.

I'd grown up in Iowa around fireflies, but had forgotten just how beautiful they are. It was quite a treat for us.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:58 PM
 
Location: ATL & LA
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We have them in Connecticut too!
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