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Answered 2007-07-30 18:40:57

Each species of firefly has it's own distinctive flash pattern. The females "recognize" the right pattern and then signals to the male. Interestingly, there are fireflies that mimic the flash pattern of females of other species, and thereby lure the males to join them for a last meal.

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