Found all over the globe, fireflies or lightning bugs are winged beetles that emerge in warm, humid weather. Though their signature bioluminescent flashes are actually complex communications, the effect can create a magical feeling for humans that witness them. Video artist Diana Lehr captured a field full of fireflies in these silent videos from rural Pennsylvania. She wrote:

Filmed at dusk on 7/1/2017, when thunderstorms cleared and a mist was rising against the mountains – some of the first fireflies of the season lit up the fields with their magic.

Be sure to watch these full screen HD. You might spot another animal, too:

Follow these with two more excellent firefly vids: Beautiful summer nights full of fireflies and stars and In A Flash: Firefly Communication.

Plus: These Carnivorous Worms Catch Bugs by Mimicking the Night Sky.

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