Monday, 30 July 2012

Glow Worms 2

Revisited Mowsbury Hill to try for better glow-worm pics. Was amazed to find the four females exactly where I'd left them two nights before - how many other insects can you refind in the dark days later? As adult glow worms don't feed they conserve energy by staying put. As they were all still glowing none of them can have mated since Saturday as they then turn their lights out. I didn't see any males around them this evening, which was rather cooler and damper. They only live for a couple of weeks, so hope they lure in some males soon.

Here's the best of tonight's snaps. The second one was really conserving her energy, just lying on her back and waving her lantern around.

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