Definition of lightning bug in English:

lightning bug

Pronunciation /ˈlītniNG ˌbəɡ/ /ˈlaɪtnɪŋ ˌbəɡ/

See synonyms for lightning bug

Translate lightning bug into Spanish

noun

US
another term for firefly
‘I've thought that fire ants had killed off most of the lightning bugs like they have the horned toads.’
  • ‘The favorite ‘hangouts’ of lightning bugs are east of the Rocky Mountains and away from city lights.’
  • ‘This is a rare phenomenon in which the lightning bugs in an area flash in unison.’
  • ‘Fireflies and lightning bugs are neither flies nor bugs, but beetles.’
  • ‘My God, she wants to catch lightning bugs and I can't bend the rules for 15 minutes?’