Adult Firefly

Title Info
Common name Firefly
Scientific name Photinus ignitus
Taxonomic group Lampyridae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Selection and adaptations Coloration
Coloration Luminescence
Behavior Communication
Date July 21, 2004
Location Massachusetts,USA,North America

Luminescence in firefly, Massachussetts. Fireflies give off species specific patterns of light flashes to attract mates. Some firefly species have actually deciphered the codes of other species, and they mimic them to lure in males, which they then eat.