Narrow‐spectrum artificial light silences female fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)

@article{Owens2021NarrowspectrumAL,
  title={Narrow‐spectrum artificial light silences female fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)},
  author={Avalon C.S. Owens and Sara M. Lewis},
  journal={Insect Conservation and Diversity},
  year={2021},
  volume={14}
}
  • A. Owens, S. Lewis
  • Published 1 March 2021
  • Biology
  • Insect Conservation and Diversity
The rapid spread of artificial light at night (ALAN) poses myriad problems for nocturnal biodiversity. Bioluminescent taxa that communicate via glowing lures, warning signals, or courtship advertisements may have their signals obscured by artificial illumination, unless the added light is spectrally tuned to reduce its impact. Previous research has demonstrated that broad‐spectrum white light inhibits the production of courtship advertisements by male firefly beetles, yet the impact of varying… 
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