Sexual communication by pheromones in a firefly, Phosphaenus hemipterus (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)

@article{Cock2005SexualCB,
  title={Sexual communication by pheromones in a firefly, Phosphaenus hemipterus (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)},
  author={R. Cock and E. Matthysen},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2005},
  volume={70},
  pages={807-818}
}
  • R. Cock, E. Matthysen
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Fireflies are the classic example of organisms that use light signalling for sexual communication. However, many genera have diurnally active adults for which the use of light signals for courtship seems unlikely. It is generally accepted that diurnal fireflies use pheromones instead of light signalling for sexual communication, even though robust observational data or convincing experimental evidence is lacking. In several field experiments, we investigated whether sexual communication in the… CONTINUE READING
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