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At PA Firefly Festival in Forest County, visitors and researchers experience synchronous fireflies

Sarah Lower, an assistant professor of biology at Bucknell University, and student Susan Deering were catching fireflies on a recent afternoon at a farm in Kellettville, Pennsylvania, in Forest County. But it wasn’t just for fun. They’re studying the insects, particularly the ones that don’t light up as adults. Instead researchers believe they emit pheromones and use smell to communicate.

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