Fireflies are beetles and are locally known as ‘kelip-kelip’, ‘kunang-kunang’ or ‘api-api’. Approximately 2,000 known firefly species can be found all over the world and about half are found predominantly in tropical rainforests. In Malaysia there are many types of fireflies. Fireflies can be differentiated by their flash pattern, colour of the light, behavior, size, colour and shape of sexes, larvae, habitat, just to name a few. There are also daytime fireflies, which do not produce light at all or some female fireflies that do not even fly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of Issue: 10.05.2010
2 x 30sen, 2 x 50sen, MS RM5

 

The Fireflies of Peninsular Malaysia: Where are they?