Behavioral responses of bioluminescent fireflies to artificial light at night.

Owens, Avalon C.S.

Van den Broeck, Mira.

De Cock, Raphaël.

Lewis, Sarah M.

2022

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  • Bioluminescent insects have been the subject of scientific interest and popular wonder for millennia. But in the 21st century, the fireflies, click beetles, and cave glow-worms that brighten our nights are threatened by an unprecedented competitor: anthropogenic light pollution. Artificial lights can obscure the light-based signals on which these and other bioluminescent organisms rely to court ... read more
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  • Owens ACS, Van den Broeck M, De Cock R and Lewis SM (2022) Behavioral responses of bioluminescent fireflies to artificial light at night. Front. Ecol. Evol. 10:946640. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2022.946640
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