Are lightning bugs and fireflies the same thing?
The Lampyridae are a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera with over 2,000 described species. They are soft-bodied beetles that are commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous use of bioluminescence during twilight to attract mates or prey. In other words, yes it is.
The names are used interchangeably depending on geographical location.
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