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Why fireflies first started to glow during flight

Fireflies glowing yellow and somewhat blurred in a forest.

Fireflies first began glowing more than 100 million years ago. Credit: Trevor Williams/Getty

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Nature 607, 638 (2022)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01966-8

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  1. Powell, G. S. et al. Proc. R. Soc. B https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.0821 (2022).

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