Angie is excited to give away a free copy of her novel, The Accidental Demon Slayer, to a random commenter.Comment within one week; winners must live in Canada/US to receive the print book by mail.To test the monophyly of the NA firefly fauna we sequenced the same genes from three European lampyrids and three Asian lampyrids, and included all available Genbank data (27 additional Asian lampyrids and a former lampyrid from Asia, ).Our results show that the North American lampyrids are not monophyletic.Representatives of the beetle family Lampyridae (“fireflies”, “lightningbugs”) are well known for their use of light signals for species recognition during mate search.However, not all species in this family use light for mate attraction, but use chemical signals instead.Here, we use a phylogenetic approach to illuminate the relationships of North American lampyrids and the evolution of their mating signals.
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All they want to know is that you’ll do it right now.
If they ask just say, “It’s not something I’d normally do,” smile and move on. The mystery of the chase will make it that much more fun when you’re found.
Two former lampyrid genera, , which have recently been removed from this family, are in fact nested within the Lampyridae.
Further, we found that the use of light as a sexual signal may have originated one or four times among lampyrids, followed by nine or four losses, respectively.
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