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Glow Worm Silk Strands

Arachnocampa richardsae

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Cool Temperate Rainforest

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7 Comments

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 5 years ago

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

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 5 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
dotun55 5 years ago

Oh my! These are so beautiful.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

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

Vinny
Vinny 5 years ago

Amazing reference Mark, thanks.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Here's a great reference Ingrid http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:...

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 5 years ago

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

Vinny
Spotted by
Vinny

Victoria, Australia

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

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