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Sara Lewis

Mar 2014

Lewis, a scientist and professor at Tufts University, gives her audience a glimpse into the lives of fireflies. In her lecture she discusses the strange nature of firefly behavior: including elaborate flash dances, predatory eavesdropping and deceit, and the female “firefly vampire”.

The luminous displays are actually the silent love songs of male fireflies. They’re flying and flashing their hearts out. I still find it very romantic.

Sara Lewis: The loves and lies of fireflies

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