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FIREFLIES (LIGHTNING BUGS).Photinus Pyralis. Flashing In Jar At Night.A firefly flashes when O2, breathed in through the abdominal tracheae, combines with the substance luciferin under the catalytic effect of the enzyme luciferase. The light is 90-98% efficient.

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FIREFLIES (LIGHTNING BUGS).Photinus Pyralis. Flashing In Jar At Night.A firefly flashes when O2, breathed in through the abdominal tracheae, combines with the substance luciferin under the catalytic effect of the enzyme luciferase. The light is 90-98% efficient.

Copyright:© 1998 Jeff J. Daly - Fundamental Photographs

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