The Language of Insects

May 2011
Weekly Reader - Edition 2;May/Jun2011, Vol. 80, p2
The article offers information on how insects communicate with each other. It focuses on the light emitted by a firefly that comes from a chemical in its body which flashes a pattern to identify its species and distinguish its sex. It discusses the round and waggle dances of the honeybee to tell the others the location of food. It relates how a male grasshopper creates a chirping sound during the mating season.


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