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Old 05-08-2014, 08:25 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Here is what I found from this firefly website: About Firefly Habitats and Where You Can Find Fireflies Living - Firefly.org


"Fireflies love humid, warm environments. In the U.S., almost no species of fireflies are found west of Kansas—although there are also warm and humid areas to the west. Nobody is sure why this is. There are many species of fireflies throughout the world, and the most diversity in species is found in tropical Asia as well as Central and South America."

That's not the answer I was looking for lol! My kids are dying to see fireflies. Maybe we'll have to take a drive east one evening this summer.
DH says they have fireflies in Omaha. I don't know where the cutoff is between Omaha and Denver where they peter out. My kids went crazy over them when we visited friends in DC one summer.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:38 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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DH says they have fireflies in Omaha. I don't know where the cutoff is between Omaha and Denver where they peter out. My kids went crazy over them when we visited friends in DC one summer.
It's probably where the humid continental climate zone ends and the arid continental climate zone begins, right around the middle of the state.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:48 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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I used to feed this stray cat that would hang around my house and every time he saw me come outside he would come running. One night it was pitch black, I could hardly see but I heard him meowing in the distance and the meows were getting closer. Finally about 50 feet from me I saw this flickering green light coming towards me on the ground. He had a lightning bug on top off his noggin, Reminded me of a coal miners helmet.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:53 PM
 
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Wow, this thread makes me nostalgic for my childhood. I lived on Long Island for a time as a kid and my sister and I would always go out around sunset to look for the first sparks of light. We called them both fire flies and lightning bugs. I miss that.
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:48 AM
 
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Virginia has a ton of them
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