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    Default aka 'Lightning Bug'

    Is it important to know that fireflies are also called
    'lightning bugs' (related to 'glow worms'), and are really beetles?

    http://www.backyardnature.net/lightbug.htm

    I don't know. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

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    dunno if thats important but it sure is interesting...a beetle! didn't know that....

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    Default Re: aka 'Lightning Bug'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hunting4Treasure
    Is it important to know that fireflies are also called
    'lightning bugs' (related to 'glow worms'), and are really beetles?

    http://www.backyardnature.net/lightbug.htm

    I don't know. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
    Maybe this is why Beetle is mentioned twice on page 98....
    "You cannot depend on your eyes
    when your imagination is out of focus."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frstprzfa
    Maybe this is why Beetle is mentioned twice on page 98....
    HOLD THE PRESS

    Absolute genius for noticing that

    thank you

    there are only eleven bugs, with beetle repeated twice!

    And it mentions firefly, so it can't be that he was mentioning firefly by saying beetle!

    He says: "...another ladybug.....flew a firefly and a beetle, carrying a caterpillar, a bee, carrying a snail...followed by a dragonfly with a spider on her back, a beetle, and finally a grasshopper riding on a glittering hummingbird."

    Note the 11 animals (bolded) and the extra beetle(yellowed). Where, and what are the last two? Ant, and Butterfly! Why are they missing? Why are there two beetles?!
    Or am I just paranoid...

    *Of course*

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    I can see ant, because he can't fly, but butterfly sure can, and why couldn't he carry ant? besides, the workload is unevely distributed here; usually butterfly can hold a couple of land-bound critters.
    Or am I just paranoid...

    *Of course*

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    a closer match to our firefly....The American Firefly:

    http://www.abc.net.au/science/scribb...mg/firefly.jpg

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    Update for newbies:
    We now *know* that the 2nd Beetle was a typo, and should be eliminated *completely*, with *nothing* meant to replace it!

    Now, where *is* that Ant and Butterfly?!?
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