Flash signal evolution, mate choice, and predation in fireflies.

@article{Lewis2008FlashSE,
  title={Flash signal evolution, mate choice, and predation in fireflies.},
  author={S. Lewis and Christopher K. Cratsley},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
  year={2008},
  volume={53},
  pages={
          293-321
        }
}
  • S. Lewis, Christopher K. Cratsley
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Annual review of entomology
  • Many key advances in our understanding of firefly biology and signaling have been made over the past two decades. Here we review this recent research, which includes new phylogenetic results that shed light on the evolution of courtship signal diversity within the family Lampyridae, new insights into firefly flash control, and the discovery of firefly nuptial gifts. We present a comprehensive overview of sexual selection in lampyrids, including evidence from Photinus fireflies that females… CONTINUE READING

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