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Watch: Fireflies Glowing in Sync to Attract Mates Videos

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Watch: Fireflies Glowing in Sync to Attract Mates

Each year in late spring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park hosts a special light show, thanks to a species of beetle native to the region. These are the synchronous fireflies, known for coordinating their flashes into bursts that ripple through a group of the insects. As with other fireflies, their yellowish glow helps potential mates find one another.

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