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Glow Worm Silk Strands

Arachnocampa richardsae


Formed by the larva of glow worms, the beads are droplets of glue extruded by the larva, held together by fine strands of silk. The larva glow at night attracting small insects toward the sticky strands of silk.


Cool Temperate Rainforest

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CharliePrice 9 years ago

Amazing find Vinny , and not the easiest to photograph , you done awesome .

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

dotun55 9 years ago

Oh my! These are so beautiful.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Fantastic find Vinny and a nice shot too. I hope I get to see these some day/night.

Vinny 9 years ago

Amazing reference Mark, thanks.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Here's a great reference Ingrid

Ingrid3 9 years ago

Spectacular, are these the same species as the colonies in the Waitoma New Zealand caves?

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on May 4, 2015
Submitted on May 4, 2015

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