Although there is a succession of fireflies here in Tennessee from March through early October, their peak season is winding down now in mid summer. I found this one just as it spread its wings to fly, its abdomen curled up with a slight glow as it prepared to launch. I am charmed by their communication with light, silent flashing speaking volumes in the darkened summer forest and field. For more information on fireflies, see my blog post from last year on how to combine firefly images using focus stacking to show the light trails of fireflies over a period of many minutes.