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NYT: Seduction and Deceit in a Fire - 0 views

  • females are sitting and observing. They look for flash patterns of males of their own species, and sometimes they respond with a single flash of their own, always at a precise interval after the male's. Dr. Lewis takes out a penlight and clicks it twice, in perfect Photinus greeni. A female Photinus greeni flashes back.
  • his call and response going on,
  • nvertebrate melodrama, full of passion and yearning, of courtship duets and competitions for affection, of cruel deception and gruesome death.
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  • this meadow is the stage
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