Lightning Bug of a Different Color

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Forget the fireflies, some millipedes glow in the dark too, we found out from SciFri listener Chris Lavin. Chris stumbled upon a millipede glowing blue during an evening stroll in Canyon, Calif. Entomologist Paul Marek digs into the science of why and how these insects luminesce.

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Paul E. Marek

Paul Marek is a research associate in the Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.