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Why do fire flies glow at night?

Asked by prabhatsahrawat28 | 16th Jun, 2015, 09:46: AM

Expert Answer:

Fireflies produces the characteristic green glow at night which is due to the presence of nasty tasting chemical called lucibufagens.
A chemical reaction takes place in the insect's abdomen which involves three reactants- luciferin which is a heat resistant substrate, luciferase which is an enzyme which triggers the reaction and oxygen. This insect glow at night to lure prey, discourage predators, and most importantly to attract mates.

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 16th Jun, 2015, 11:02: AM

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