Kōrero: Glow-worms

Adult glow-worm

Adult glow-worm

New Zealand glow-worms are the larval stage of a fungus gnat, a delicate type of fly. New Zealand has over 300 species of fungus gnat, but only one – Arachnocampa luminosa – that produces light. This photograph shows an adult alongside a glow-worm pupa.

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Department of Conservation
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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

George Gibbs, 'Glow-worms - New Zealand’s glow-worms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9735/adult-glow-worm (accessed 22 January 2022)

He kōrero nā George Gibbs, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007