New Zealand glowworm (1067/2613)

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The New Zealand glowworm is the larvae of a fungus gnat which uses bioluminescence to attract flying insects to the sticky threads below its slimy tube-like nest.

Scientific name
Arachnocampa luminosa
Common names
New Zealand glowworm
Te Urewera, New Zealand
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