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Photofocus – Glow-worm

By - Paul Sterry

Although the female Glow-worm is wingless and looks rather like a woodlouse, it is, in fact, closely allied to the soldier beetles. All stages of the Glow-worm emit light but it is the adult female that has the brightest light. This is produced by a layer of luciferin on the underside of her lower abdomen. The light is used to attract the winged males.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist