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House approves Say's Firefly as Indiana's official insect
03-01-2018, 09:26 PM #1
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Quote:"INDIANAPOLIS — The next time Hoosiers see summertime fireflies flitting about their yards they can take pride in knowing that the flashes of light are coming from Indiana's official state insect.

The Indiana House on Tuesday voted 93-3 to approve Senate Enrolled Act 236 designating Say's Firefly, also known as pyractomena angulata, as the state insect."

"I know this bill bugged some of my legislative friends, but the truth is it's a big deal to young students around the state who have reached out to us in support," Holcomb said."

The firefly, which technically is a beetle, is native to Indiana and named for Thomas Say, a 19th century naturalist who lived and worked in New Harmony, Indiana, and is widely considered the father of American entomology.

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Named for Thomas Say? Maybe someone can explain that to me. dunno.gif
03-02-2018, 09:53 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Hmm... I don't get that.
Anyhow I'm from there orig. and they are called Lightning bugs. chuckle.gif



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