Fireflies: the flashiest of beetles
Event type: Talk, meet the scientist
Location: Attenborough Studio
Free, no booking 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, with tales of life, death and chemistry.
Join Museum scientist Michael Geiser to learn more about these flashy beetles.