Central Texas Has Firefly Outbreak
If it looks like the insects are having some type of fight with matches. Don't worry. It's just Fireflies.
With all the rain this year, and last year. Central Texas is bucking the national trend and seeing an outbreak of Firefly activity.
It seems it takes a good year for a firefly to come to life. They need a lot of rain when they lay their eggs. Then those eggs need a lot of moisture for the year so those eggs can hatch. That seems to be what Central Texas has gone through so far this year, so, here comes the fireflies.
Fireflies can be harmful, so don't eat them. I can't believe I had to say that. They tend to eat other larvae, snails, and slugs.
So just sit back and watch these fun bugs just light up and mate. Better than watching paint dry, or the Bachelorette that's for sure.