Picture of a Firefly

  • Catching fireflies is an important part of summer.
  • Help us track where people are seeing fireflies in their backyard.
  • Submit your pictures and connect with others who have pictures or video of fireflies in your area.

Submit Your sightings

Firefly Pictures and Videos

Share your pics of fireflies here. Whether you have visited and taken pictures of the famous synchronous fireflies of the Selangor River in Malaysia, synchronous flashing of Photinus carolinus in Tennessee & Pennsylvania, or simply snapped pictures of the display in your own back yard. Post your pictures to our online album.

To submit a photo, please email us with your photo. Please no photos over 3MB, and include description of photo including location and date. Photos will be credited.

Boy Catching Fireflies and Putting Them in a Jar

Fireflies and Star Trails in the Night's Sky

Massachusetts Fireflies at Sunset



Delayed exposure of fireflies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photinus carolinus fireflies.

Photinus Pyralis Eastern USA firefly

Fireflies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photinus carolinus.



Glow Worm



Great Smoky Mountains Lightning Bugs







Fireflies in a Jar

Kids Looking at Fireflies in a Jar

Photo by: stevendavidjohnson.com





Fireflies in a field

closeup of firefly Photinus Pyralis

Closeup Photo of Firefly

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