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Summer Lovin' Lightning Bug Style

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Summer Lovin' Lightning Bug Style
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A Very Quick Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.71

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    flicker, species, unique, actually, series, beetles, ever, lightning, seen, male, glow, have, neat, lights, check, flash


Summer Lovin' Lightning Bug Style
By Erin Horner
  

1     Have you ever seen a lightning bug? Lightning bugs are one of my favorite things about summer. I love looking out across a field and watching these bugs flicker and flash. Some people call these neat little insects fireflies. But these creatures aren't really "flies" at all. They are actually beetles. The light is made by chemicals in the insects' abdomens. The light may be yellow, green, blueish, or pale red in color. Why do these beetles glow? Is it so they can see in the dark? No, it's actually the way they find a mate. Each firefly species gives off its own pattern of light. These unique patterns help the insects recognize each other. .....
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