Fireflies do not live in cities, they prefer the wild. But in country conditions fireflies can come and disappear in a certain area.

Its habitat is the Prairie, the steppe and the pampas.

Different species of fireflies are found in North and South America, Europe (UK), Russia, Asia (China, Malaysia and India), New Zealand, Australia.

Fireflies prey on snails, small size and slugs, and they should be sought near places where the usual prey. To observe insects easier from may to July, when they mate. Notable fireflies in the evening hours, for approximately two hours after dark. Fireflies much less you can find in the woods than on open land, covered in grass, or near fences. However, insects are not found near land fertilized for agriculture.

A colony of fireflies in Malaysia

A large colony of fireflies is found close to Kampung Kuantan, a small village near Kuala Selangor in Malaysia, on the coast of the Strait of Malacca. Those fireflies belong to the family Lampyridae. A colony of insects has aroused the interest of entomologists in the 70-ies of the 20th century.

Natural Park, is now open in this location for the General public, is a combination of tropical and swamp forests. Fireflies live only in mangrove forests of the reserve with an area of 296 hectares. During the day they go into the grass growing next to mangrove trees. At nightfall they move to the mangroves, standing on the banks of the river. In the trees they feed on the juice of their leaves. Females and males of the insect glow in the dark greenish flickering light, attracting each other to mate.

Each tree can live separate subspecies of the fireflies, and it shows their flickering, which differs from the illumination of the fireflies the other subspecies by the blink rate.

Since 2000, the number of fireflies in the reserve had decreased considerably. Local residents believe that the reason is the construction of a dam in the upper reaches of the river.

Fireflies UK

The British Isles are inhabited by glowworms Lampyris noctiluca family. Although it is believed that representatives of this family prefer limestone soil, they were observed in various parts of the UK.

Fireflies found in gardens, hedgerows, railway embankments. Most often you can find them on abandoned Railways. Insects also see on the cliffs in wooded areas, heaths, in the hollows of Scotland and Wales.

Fireflies are also found on the island of Jersey, under the protection of the United Kingdom.

Overall, fireflies is much more common in the southern part of the British Isles.