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Glow worm

Arachnocampa richardsae


Glow worms at the NSW Southern Highlands.


Found in a crack in a rock face next to a creek.


Glow worms produce sticky drops of mucus, which they hang from the roof of a ledge. They product biolumenescence, which attracts insect prey that get ensnared in the mucus.

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dotun55 9 years ago


VivBraznell 9 years ago

Wow! I missed this one .. great SOTD Boaz ... Congratulations!

Awesome Boaz,just beautiful,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Congrats Boaz N!!

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 9 years ago

Thats a great spotting and photo! Congrats!

meban langstieh
meban langstieh 9 years ago

its like its from another world..... very beautiful

SukanyaDatta 9 years ago

I am from India....and our festival of lights is approaching (Diwali) and all houses will soon look like this....looks like you kick-started the season. Fabulous shot. Thank you for sharing and Congrats on the SOTD.

Boaz N
Boaz N 9 years ago

Thanks everybody for your encouraging comments!

Yasser 9 years ago

And thanks to lori.tas for the awesome little description below which we used in our FB and Twitter posts!

Yasser 9 years ago

Congrats Boaz! This wonderful snapshot has earned you Spotting of the Day! Thanks for sharing and we can't wait to see what you spot next.

We've also shared this news with our Facebook and Twitter fans:


Nayeli 9 years ago


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Spectacular ! Well done and thanks for sharing.

One on my bucket list..

Beauty !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Great find. Well done !!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

I hadn't heard about this!!Thanks for sharing!!

Vinny 9 years ago

Great photo, could be the front cover of a sci-fi

Jae 9 years ago

Awesome spotting, Boaz. Thanks for sharing.

lori.tas 9 years ago

Excellent. I keep meaning to get down to Hastings cave and see them here in Tasmania. Good job of lighting them. You might put in your description that "glow worms" are actually the carnivorous larvae (or maggot) of a mosquito-like fly. They use that sticky string to catch flies to eat.

StirredMocha 9 years ago

Awesome! I've always wanted to see these in real life.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

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Boaz N
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Boaz N

Bundanoon, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Sep 30, 2014
Submitted on Oct 12, 2014

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