Story: Glow-worms

Stages of glow-worm development

Stages of glow-worm development

George Hudson proved that the glowing ‘worm’ was the larva of a fly and not a beetle. He published these drawings of the adult (top), pupa (bottom left) and larva in his 1892 book An elementary manual of New Zealand entomology: being an introduction to the study of our native insects.

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Reference: G. V. Hudson, An elementary manual of New Zealand entomology. London: West Newman, 1892

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George Gibbs, 'Glow-worms - Life cycle, food and predators', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2022)

Story by George Gibbs, published 24 Sep 2007