Send to

Choose Destination
Science. 1971 Oct 8;174(4005):161-4.

Synchrony and flash entrainment in a new Guinea firefly.


Fireflies can duplicate both faster and slower rhythms of artificial light. Since the interval between the pacer signal and the firefly's flash of the next cycle approximates the firefly's normal free-run period, it is suggested that the pacer signal resets the flash-timing oscillator in the brain, thus providing a mechanism for synchronization.

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for HighWire
Loading ...
Support Center