Do You Know? Glowworm, the Twinkling

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When the day starts at night, glowworms seem to begin to glow. The twinkling is so beautiful. Glowworms are like long dangling twinkling lights.

  • Glowworm (Arachnocampa luminosa) is a form of insect larvae. If it has metamorphosed, the glowworm will change shape into a beetle.
  • Its life span as a glowworm is only about 6 to 12 months.
  • When hatched, they are only 3 to 5 mm in size. These larvae can grow up to 3 cm.
  • Glowworms are found in Australia and New Zealand.
  • One of the habitats of glowworms is the Waitomo Caves, New Zealand. Many tourists come to the cave to see the beauty of the glowworm glow.
  • There is glowworm light that is greenish yellow and some are turquoise.
  • These larvae can only live in very dark and damp places.
  • These larvae secrete mucus-like threads that can stick to the roof of the cave. Then, hanging down with a length of about 40 cm.
  • With the glowing slime, they lure small insects for food.
  • That said, the larvae with the brightest light are the hungry ones!

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