By great luck, the laboratory of Kurt Krause, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand is only an eight-minute drive to a waterfall on Nicols Creek famous for an abundance of native glowworms.
A major tourist attraction, glowworms create a starry night effect in wet places—caves, damp areas of forests, and by streams. Glowworms are not actually worms. They are the larvae of fungus gnats that feed on other insects. They snare prey by secreting a curtain of sticky fishing lines with watery beads that they illuminate with blue-green light to attract insects.
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