why firefly emit light

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    alfroxposted 7 years ago

    why firefly emit light

    light emiting source

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    FuzzyCookieposted 7 years ago

    Light production in fireflies is due to a type of chemical reaction called bioluminescence. This process occurs in specialised light-emitting organs, usually on a firefly's lower abdomen. The enzyme luciferase acts on the luciferin, in the presence of magnesium  ions, ATP, and oxygen to produce light.

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