Firefly Reports from Italy
Selected by Donald Ray Burger
Attorney at Law

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Please include your city/town and state, and the date of your sighting. Include as many details as you can, such as numbers of fireflies, location (rural/city/wooded area, etc), temperature, time, and so on. Thanks for helping with this project.

Below are reports from Italy, listed in date order, alphabetically by city.


July 17, 2001: A traveler reports: From June 10 through June 25 2001 we saw an amazing display of the fireflies. Directly south of Bologna Italy (Pianora Vechio). We were on a vacation at my daughter's place high in the hills. Sitting on the patio having a wine and watching these little insects. We counted each night on average about 10-14. What a wonderful way to relax after a days activities. Back in the UK we don't see them at all. Good luck with your count.


June 10, 1999A reader writes: In June of 1999 we were in the Chianti region of Italy staying at a villa. During the visit we noticed hundreds of fireflies! They were wonderful to watch. The specific areas where we saw the fireflies were in the lawn, vegetable garden, and vineyards of the villa. The villa was completely surrounded by vineyards and olive orchards. I used to have lots of fireflies in my yard on the lake but very few this year. I certainly would like to know more about attracting them. I sure do miss them. If you find out anymore about them let me know and I will do the same.

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