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Author (up) Wanjiru Mbugua, S.; Hay Wong, C.; Ratnayeke, S. url  doi
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  Title Effects of artificial light on the larvae of the firefly Lamprigera sp. in an urban city park, Peninsular Malaysia Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology Abbreviated Journal Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology  
  Volume 32 Issue 1 Pages 82-85  
  Keywords Animals; Fireflies; Lamprigera  
  Abstract Firefly populations are threatened globally by habitat alteration, pesticide use, and anthropogenic sources of light. Lamprigera fireflies were recently reported at an urban city park in Kuala Lumpur, Peninsular Malaysia. Here we report on the responses of Lamprigera larvae to artificial light from street lamps on paved park trails. Larvae were located farther from artificial light sources when street lamps were illuminated than when they were not, and mostly where light intensities were lowest, off park trails. Larvae that were located within the direct field of illumination tended to be immobile, whereas, when street lamps were turned off, they actively travelled paved trails. Larvae positioned directly in the path of downwelling light from street lamps at dusk may therefore experience an effectively longer diurnal period, limited time for active foraging, and greater exposure to pedestrian traffic.  
  Address Department of Biological Sciences, Sunway University, Bandar Sunway DE 47500, Selangor, Malaysia; samanth.m(at)  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Elsevier Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1226-8615 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2753  
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