Firefly climate change paper in the news

Always wondered why sometimes our summer nights are ablaze with silent sparks, while other years we might barely see a flash in the exact same spot? In a project led by Tracy Evans (Illinois, USA) we showed how fluctuations in firefly abundance across the USA depend on climate fluctuations, for more info see the news item What’s behind a fabulous firefly season? and our paper.

These flashy adults are the just reward for having survived many months during their larval stage. Source