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Glow-Worm  Male Glow-Worms

Male Glow-Worm - Photo  Copyright 2005 Gary Bradley Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
A great way to see all the details on these insects and other small creatures is with a special magnifier box - click here

Unlike the female glow-worms, the males look just how you would expect a beetle to look. Here are the features to look for:

• They are up to 12mm long

• They are dark brown, almost black in colour.

• They are usually seen flying low over grassland as they search for the glowing females.

• They have a weak fluttery flight which resembles the movement of a small moth.

• They have large, round, black, shiny eyes, although these are usually hidden beneath the semi-circular head plate.

• They are attracted to any bright light which catches their eye including security and street lighting.


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