Where did the firelies go?
September 7, 2017 12:36pm CST
When I was young I used to see one of those flickering tiny insects, but now I haven't any one those for many years. They said that they only live where the air is clean but in our superstitious belief they said that a Big Foot like thing with a cigarrete lives in that area where the fireflies is. But is it really the cause of having a pollution that make those fireflies gone away now?
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i guess you're talking about the tikbalang (?) though i haven't heard of that correlation with fireflies (alitaptap). i remember red dragonflies (tutubing kalabaw) and small damselflies (tutubing karayom) and beetles (salagubang) when we were kids (even if we live here in the city) but don't see them anymore.
It's probably because of pollution, although the legend/superstitious belief is cool. I've seen them in the hills, or in the countryside, quiet areas with very few cars running close. And of course, areas with no light pollution. It must be very dark to spot them.