In the firefly’s flash, seeking new insights on evolution

»»In the firefly’s flash, seeking new insights on evolution

From loud calls to flashing lights, animals use a wide array of signals to attract mates. Although these signals play a very important role in whether the organisms will mate and reproduce, scientists don’t fully understand how new mating signals arise through evolution. A new study uses the firefly flashes that light up dark summer nights to gain insight into the evolutionary mechanisms that might have brought about the large assortment of signals displayed across the animal kingdom

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