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Gift-Giving is the Secret of Successful Firefly Matings

The secret to mating, according to male fireflies (and undoubtedly applicable to many humans), is to give gifts to females. And now, scientists have found out the why:

Male fireflies, known for attracting mates with a flash of light, also seduce with a gift, say scientists.

This gifts comes in the form of a spermatophore: a package containing sperm and nourishment for the female.

Researchers from Tufts University in Boston, US, found that females preferred males that had the largest, most nourishing gift.

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