Sample Application:

Firefly flash patterns

Firefly Flash Patterns

In this application, AnTracks is used to detect flashes of fireflies, which have a duration of 0.1 to 0.5 seconds each. The spatial and temporal frequencies of the flashes can be used to identify individual species and calculate their abundance. Another aim of this study is to investigate mating flash patterns from the correlation of male fireflies (stationary flashes) and female fireflies (non-stationary flashes). The video data are property of Sarah Sander, Hall Lab, Dept of Genetics & Center for the Study of Evolution, University of Georgia, Athens. Data used with friendly permission.

17 firefly flashes are detected in the displayed time window of 1.5 minutes.