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Fireflies 螢火蟲

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发表于 4-23-2022 12:38:31 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
'An ecological miracle': Taiwan's Fireflies Are Flirting in the Dark Again. Guardian, Apr 22, 2022.
https://www.theguardian.com/worl ... aiwan-flirting-dark

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(a) "a firefly courtship routine lasting just two to four weeks, as males show off to potential mates by making their abdomens glow green or a warm red"

firefly
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly
("in the beetle order * * * location of the light organ varies among species and between sexes of the same species [females of some species emit light also] * * * undergoing complete metamorphosis * * * Fireflies hibernate as larvae [until next year] * * * Adult diet varies between firefly species: some are predatory, while others feed on plant pollen or nectar. * ** Adults live for at most a few weeks in summer.  Fireflies vary widely in their general appearance, with differences in color, shape, size, and features such as antennae. Adults differ in size depending on the species, with the largest up to 25 mm (1 in) long. * * * Most fireflies are distasteful to vertebrate predators * * * All fireflies glow as larvae, where bioluminescence is an honest aposematic warning signal to predators. * * * The [emitted] light may be yellow, green, or pale red, with wavelengths from 510 to 670 nanometers. * * * Adults [in contrast to laevae] emit light primarily for mate selection [thanks to evolution, adopted from Larvae's production]. * * * [Depending on species, light-emitting may beeither] steady glows, [or] flashing * * * Synchronization of flashing occurs in several species")
(b) "Dr Wu Chia-Hsiung, an expert on fireflies from the National Taiwan University"

He got PhD from National Taiwan Univm but he is not on the faculty there. "吳加雄 博士 (台灣大學昆蟲所博士) 國立臺北護理健康大學通識中心兼任副教授": from the Web.
(c) "Friends of Daan Forest Park Foundation"
(i) 大安森林公園之友基金會
(ii) 2022大安森林公園螢火蟲季 (2022/4/11-5/1)
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