Fireflies in Kg Dew is in the species of Pteroptyx tener. The mangrove trees called "berembang trees" by the local grow along the riverbanks of Sungai Sepetang river. These are the trees where the fireflies or "kelip kelip" in the local language congregating and feed on its dew. Like other bugs their life cycle is eggs, larvae, pupa and firefly. Female firefly lays their eggs on ground. After hatching the larvae looks for snail and eat it. As a predator the larvae consume everything they could hunt.
Firefly, one of the fascinating beetle that abound in Malaysia at one time and is now fast disappearing due to the fast pace of development. Fortunately, there are still fireflies congrageting at berembang tree to be seen in Kg Dew, Perak about 45 minutes or so drive from Penang Bridge using PLUS highway..
The best time to visit firefly is after nightfall at approximately 7:00pm to 11:00pm. It is also advisable to go when it is not full moon and not during raining evening.
Who to contact
Kg Dew Fireflies Eco-tourism, Kuala Sepetang, Taiping.
Tel 012 5145023 Amirul
Kelip-kelip Kg Dew (Ritma Cahaya Alam) merupakan satu tarikan istimewa di Taiping. Ia menjadi salah satu tempat lawatan menarik bagi pelancong yang datang ke Hutan Pendidikan Paya Laut Matang, Taiping, Perak, Malaysia