You have natural "flash" that attracts many suitors, and you use it to your full advantage. But you're more interested in a free lunch than love. When judgment is clouded by lust, you move in for the kill, and your lovers pay the price.
You're a Firefly!
The urge to copulate is so strong (and so predictable) in males that some predatory species take advantage of it. For example, female Photinus fireflies that are ready to mate flash a species-specific signal to attract amorous males. Unfortunately for these males, large predatory females of the genus Photuris can mimic the code and thereby lure the smaller Photinus males to fly into their clutches.
Read more about the Pennsylvania Firefly
See what other types are out there....
Want to learn more about moths that wear perfume, flies that steal other flies' dates, and salamanders that drug their mates? Click on the pictures below to discover animalsí surprising love lives.