"Summer nights, the lights firefly's are beautiful and they're flashes. Help him attract mates. I wonder though, wouldn't those same flashes of light also helped predators? Home in on a tasty snack. Some animals are carefully camouflaged. Predators can't see them. But you're right on others. Stand out prominently firefly's are one example of a prominent animal monarch butterflies another monarch butterflies taste awful. And a poisonous their bright, orange colour works to warn birds and other predators away from a very unpleasant experience are firefly's poisonous to you guessed it. They are predators show intensive IRS into them some die within hours of eating firefly's in a twenty eighteen study American researchers reported that that showed intense of versions of the Beatles. Always spitting them out coughing and shaking their heads. But. That's why bats bats are one of the most important predators of night, active insects. Everybody knows that bats use sonar echo-location defined insect prey in the darkness of the night could firefly light. Classes really warned them away like the monarchs colors do for birds. That's can also see researchers didn't experiment test the role that vision and echo-location play in bats detection of firefly's. They exposed bats to groups of firefly's one group was normal in the other firefly's were darkened by having their bio luminescent organs covered over with paint. The bats could learn to avoid either group of firefly's, but they learn faster with normal than with darkened, firefly's vision and echo location worked together to help bats. Void the unpleasant mistake of eating firefly his moment of science come from Indiana University. I'm Don glass, I'm ya'll Cassandra."