Lightnin’ Bugs Or Fireflies?

UPDATE: Added a linguistic map to the bottom of this post.

I always called them lightning bugs, but my wife and her mother call them fireflies.

Where are you from and what do you call them?

lightning-bugs

lightningbug-firefly

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5 thoughts on “Lightnin’ Bugs Or Fireflies?

  1. here.

    Bad link.
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    Never heard Firefiles until I was an adult, I do believe. Lightning bugs, Raleigh, Burlington, Littleton and Fauquier/Loudoun Counties Virginia.

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