Story: Glow-worms

Glow-worm pupa

Glow-worm pupa

Glow-worm larvae have a pupal or cocoon stage, lasting for 12–13 days, from which they emerge as adults. The pupa hangs from a mucus thread attached to the roof of a cave.

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George Gibbs, 'Glow-worms - New Zealand’s glow-worms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2022)

Story by George Gibbs, published 24 Sep 2007