Chemical communication in fireflies

TitleChemical communication in fireflies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1972
AuthorsLloyd JE
JournalEnvironmental Entomology

Present knowledge of mating behavior in fireflies is limited to species in which adults are luminescent: because of their mating glows or flashes these fireflies have attracted special attention. But the adults of many species have no lights and nothing is known of their mating signals or behavior. In July of 1971 I made observations on 3 such species in 3 different genera.