The Firefly’s Sex Life Has Been Upset

As artificial light blocks out the sky,

The firefly’s sex life has been upset.

Their mating patterns might now go awry,

With light emitting diodes causing fret;

And even though the males want to beget,

The females do their flirtations suppress.

Are population numbers under threat?

On the short-term the fireflies flash less,

Whilst longer-term effects do not yet acquiesce.

Going unnoticed? (Photo Credit: art famer)
Going unnoticed? (Photo Credit: art farmer)

This is a Spenserian stanza about a recent study, which found that the glow of LED lights might throw off the flirtations of fireflies.

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