Fireflies - The Flashiest of Beetles
Event type: talk, meet the scientist
Location: Attenborough Studio
Free, no ticket required
Most beetles prefer to remain inconspicuous - but not the firefly.
Fireflies often gather in spectacular numbers to deliver a dazzling light display after dusk, with multiple species performing their distinct displays in tandem. The results are spectacular and overwhelming. There is order in the lights, however - as well as a tale of life, death and chemistry. Join Museum scientist Michael Geiser to learn more about these flashiest of beetles.