Twikipedia, they’re supposedly seen across the U.S. but I can’t remember the last one I saw that wasn’t in some kind of “butterfly zoo.”

Another unique-to-this-area insect: Lightening Bugs / Fireflies. We used to see them every summer when I was a kid in NY, but I haven’t seen one in so long. I don’t believe there are any in Utah at all. I was really psyched to have Rachel and Zachary see them and chase after and even catch a few. (We let them go after a few minutes of watching them up close).

1 Comment

  1. Erica
    Jul 16, 2010

    i love butterflies! Where I grew up, there were always many monarchs and fireflies, but after talking to my brother he told me there are about 2/3 less than there used to be when we were kids.

    Poor little insects :( They are so cool. Looks like you had a great time at the beach!

    Have a great weekend!

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