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Deception, Seduction & Cannibalism: Drama In The Night Sky

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According to Dr. Sara Lewis, most of the flashing lights we see in the summer are the mating calls of male fireflies, who converse nightly with the females waiting in the grass for the male with the largest "gift." [NYT]

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