Here above a cornfield a different species of firefly is signaling "J" shaped signals.
|Photinus pyralis over a cornfield|
|"J" shaped firefly signal|
|Female Photinus pyralis waiting on goldenrod|
This lightning bug light show is very effective at getting the lightning bugs together because, I must confess, I chased away about a dozen males when they got too close to the female. I wanted the light show to continue so I could photograph the event. She had more patience than I did, because I left her there on the goldenrod and fled the mosquito horde.
Capturing such a fascinating phenomenon as a bioluminescent lightning bug light show with my camera is as fun as it used to be for me to capture the lightning bugs in a jar.