Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Lampyris
Family: Lampyridae (Insecta/Coleoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
noctiluca
NOTES

Soft, parallel-sided beetles with the head concealed by the prothorax. The females (glow worms) are wingless They produce a flashing light at night to attract their mates. Eat mainly slugs and snails.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1767)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: The larvae and females are black with white markings on the edge of each segment. The pronotum only has one spot on each side. The males are plain black
Colour: Black
Common Name
Glow worm
Firefly
Habitat
NOTES: Caught in the bush at night
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
March
All year
Synonyms for Species
Lampyris minor
Lampyris parvicollis



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