Research Sheds Light on Mysteries of the ‘Shadow Ghost’ Firefly

As a species of firefly, Phausis inaccensa doesn’t quite live up to the popular perception of glowing flyers lighting up summer nights. P. inaccensa males lack lanterns, and females, meanwhile, do glow, but they lack wings. Hence their nickname, “shadow ghosts.” Perhaps unsurprisingly, not a lot is known about P. inaccensa. But two researchers who […]

Source: Entomology Today

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