Glow-worms in England


This video is called Glow worm(s) (Lampyris noctiluca) part 3. Southern Finland.

From Wildlife Extra:

Where to see Glow worms in the UK

Female glow-worms produce a soft light in their tails during early summer nights to attract males.

But the romance is a rushed one – adult beetles survive for just a few weeks and in that time they need to mate and lay eggs to ensure the survival of the next generation.

Once far more widespread than they are today, glow-worms have cast a spell over humans for centuries. Shakespeare mentions them in Hamlet and their soft glow on mid-summer nights must have seemed like a scene from a magical world.

Where & when to see glow worms in the UK

Glow worms are nature’s nightlights and are at their best in July. Some of the UK’s best spots to see them are:

Ilam Park in Derbyshire
Cotswold Water Park
Chambers Farm Wood Nature Reserve in Lincolnshire
Arnside Knott in Cumbria

Fireflies in the USA: here.

14 fun facts about fireflies: here.

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 25, 2012) – The twinkling of fireflies heralds summer romance for these magical insects. While courting on-the-wing, male fireflies attract females’ attention with bioluminescent flashes: here.

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