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What do Lucihormetica do with the light?

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Ive seen videos of wild LV's lighting up when they where touched or otherwise molested. I believe it is to confuse or deter potential predators

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Ive seen videos of wild LV's lighting up when they where touched or otherwise molested. I believe it is to confuse or deter potential predators

That is, they won't light up until they are molested?

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From what little ive seen, and read yes. However there is a lot that is not known about many roach species in the wild.

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Most species of this genus is super rare and hardly studied. Since only males have the light it may related to competition or attraction, there's also possibility that they're Pyrophorus mimickers.

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