glow-worm

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glow-worm

1. a European beetle, Lampyris noctiluca, the females and larvae of which bear luminescent organs producing a greenish light: family Lampyridae
2. any of various other beetles or larvae of the family Lampyridae
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Not at all," cried a glow-worm, "if she were to wake without seeing a night-light she might be frightened, so I shall be her night-light.
The glow-worm light was waning too, but it was still there.
The glow-worm fight was waning too, but it was still there.
By the time that I got out into the grounds Sherlock Holmes was on the roof, and I could see him like an enormous glow-worm crawling very slowly along the ridge.
There was no other to preserve my name from being blackened and aspersed among this nest of boon companions, and through them, perhaps, into the world; and beside my abandoned wretch of a husband, the base, malignant Grimsby, and the false villain Hargrave, this boorish ruffian, coarse and brutal as he was, shone like a glow-worm in the dark, among its fellow worms.
Ladybirds, glow-worms and whirligigs are types of which order of insects?
This glow spot arrangement resembles that of phengodid glow-worms, Rhagophtalmidae or larval luminescence in click beetles (Sivinski 1981).
30pm: Nightlife of the Great Orme, including Glow-worms.
Glow-worms are attracted to others glow-worms, regardless of their gender, is absorbed.
Cuddly toys included Care Bears, Teddy Ruxpin and Glow-Worms.
SAT: Nightjar and glow-worms walk, RSPB Ynys-hir, 9pm.
I also have some spun by specials Croatian glow-worms so I can find way to toilet at night"