A Glow Worm (Fire Fly) glows to attract small insects .
The glow worms construct snares made from silk threads and sticky droplets to capture the insects attracted to their glow
Glow worms are larvae (immature stage) of a small fly.
The larvae stage is only stage in their life cycle when they can glow
Glow worms adults are delicate & don’t have mouth-parts & only live for small no. of days.
Female adults live for two days & males only for 6 days
As Adults can’t feed itself ,so glow-worms must gain enough strength at larval stage to spend adult life .
The larvae are believed to live for approximately one year
Glow Worms Life
The light produced by it is 99% light & 1% heat.
The chemicals needed to generate light are all produced within glow-worm body
Glow worms require permanently ,moist habitat for their survival .
So they are dependent on rain forests & wet caves.
I wish I was a glow-worm,
a glow-worm is never glum
Because how can you be grumpy
When the sun shines out of your bum