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This article is about the creature in the swamp. For the creature in the Northern Air Temple, see firefly. For the creature in the Spirit World, see Spirit World firefly.
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The term "Glowfly" has not been confirmed by official sources.

The glowfly is an insect native to the Earth Kingdom's Foggy Swamp. It is small, but capable of emitting an extremely bright and intense white light, allowing it to appear much larger than its actual size.[1]


While lost in the swamp, Aang, Katara, and Sokka set up a campfire for the night. During a discussion about their current situation, Sokka began swatting at a glowfly with his machete. In response, the fly emitted a brilliant light, one that almost blinded Team Avatar and briefly illuminated their surroundings, revealing it to be filled with the staring eyes of wildlife.[1]


The glowfly bears a strong resemblance to the real-world firefly, as certain species of adult fireflies are capable of lighting up. However, the glow of a glowfly is far brighter and more radiant than that of a firefly.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hedrick, Tim (writer) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (April 14, 2006). "The Swamp". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 4. Nickelodeon.

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