For all you single people looking for love this Valentines Day, the fireflies are right there with you. Recent research finds that light pollution is disrupting mating rituals of fireflies. Learn more in today’s comic: firefly finder
I just finished up the first week of 2020 at the annual Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting where I learned about some pretty cool invertebrates. Graduate student, Sebastian Echeverri, University of Pittsburgh, studies mating dances of the jumping spider Habronattus pyrrithrix. Add some new moves to your dance repertoire in this week’s comic: date dance.
Think your Mardi Gras dance moves are good? The Australian peacock spider’s are probably better. Because they have to be. Learn more about how peacock spiders dance for their lives in today’s comic: spider soirée
Also… it’s my 75th comic! And there’s no better way to celebrate than with an invertebrate dance party!