A female glowworm shines to attract her mate. Photo: Tufts University via AFP

Blinded by the light, firefly species face extinction

  • From glow-worms of England to Malaysia’s synchronous fireflies and Appalachian blue ghost, many varieties are threatened by pesticides and habitat loss
  • Light pollution is another problem, disrupting firefly mating rituals
Topic |   Conservation
A female glowworm shines to attract her mate. Photo: Tufts University via AFP
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