The Misunderstood Glow Worm
The glow worm are a type of worm. Glow worms like to live in different places.
Glow worms are very small. They glow in the dark. If you would like to see these amazing creatures they live in dark places like caves.
The Glow Worm is a amazing creature. The male has a smaller body and a smaller wingspan . Some people say that Glow Worms are amazing because of their light. Read on to find out more.
The glow worms live in dark places like caves and rain forests and they like to live in damp places. I have seen glow worms at one of the camp kaitawa caves there were heaps.
The glow worm has to use energy to make itself glow.
The light that the glow worm makes is cold light, because no energy is there at heat.
Adult flies are slow when flying and can only fly about 1 or 2 meters at a time.
The glow worm can fold their wings over when they are not flying.
Glow worms eat snails, flies, caddis flies, mosquitoes, millipedes, midge, moth,beetle.
The glow worm goes through 4 lifes. First it will be in a egg then it will hatch. After that it will be a larva worm. Then it will be a larva in nest which means that it will be laying eggs.
Next it will be in a pupa. Next it will be a fungus fly.
Glow Worm larvae builds their nests in and webs by making silk.
The Glow Worm can shine it’s light on their bottom, and it can turn off the light when it want too.
The New Zealand Glow Worm is quite different to glow worms in other parts of the world.
Did you know
That glow worms turn into a fungus fly after being in a pupa.
Here is the glow worm, I have labeled the parts.