These are tough times for firefighting. Like many other pests, they face increasing threats from habitat, pesticides and pollution. But they also have a problem that is unique to light bugs: They are harder to produce because light pollution exceeds their mating characteristics.
Firefighters, in turn, use their own unique lighting powers when they meet: Light men to show their presence and women respond to structured lamps to show they are in their situation. But the bright light made from boxers, street lamps and houses interferes with preventing potential fire partners from getting married.
The problem can be as far away as in the big cities: Light is spreading in the atmosphere and can be turned into desert. Besides balancing symptoms, it also disrupts the feeding patterns of some of the bright animals to attract and eat males.
The search was part of a study published Monday in the journal BioScience.
The study, conducted by researchers at Tufts University and the International Nature Conservation Association, warns that fires could eventually face global erosion due to many threats including light pollution and the environment. pest erosion and chemical pollution.
Many games affect the loss of livelihoods, but fires are particularly bad, said Sara M. Lewis, a professor of biology at Tufts and lead researcher in the study. "Some firefighters are hit especially when their environment collapses & # 39; o because they need special conditions to complete their life cycle," she said.
Wind is a type of flies. There are more than 2,000 species of them, often found in wetlands. But forests and shrubs around the world are increasingly losing ground to cash crops like palm oil, according to the new study.
Pests such as fireflies appear to be important in their environment. Their loss can create a dilemma with food streams, especially birds and other animals that feed you.
"Insects provide many services," said John Losey, a professor of biology at Cornell University who was not involved in the study of the fire. "They are hunters and they help us control pests, or they are flower makers and help us produce the food we need."
Impact is also essential: How everyone loves flowers in fire. In several countries, including In South Korea and Mexico, they serve as the Biodiversity.
The study was conducted by surveillance experts from North and Central America, Europe and Asia. The research team found that fire colonies faced different threats in different states.
In Japan, for example, agricultural and agricultural land called satoyama, where fires flourish, disappears as more people migrate to cities and abandon traditional farming. In England, drought and floods, which are exacerbated by climate change, are the biggest threat. In Malaysia, it is a cleansing of fruit trees.
The study will bring a designated fire, but Michael Reed, a professor of biological sciences at Tufts and an author of the study, said pest "constantly looga lumayo."