10-05-2010 – Fireflies / Kelip-Kelip Firefly

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,…