Lunar effects on the bioluminescent activity of the glow-worm Lampyris noctiluca and its larvae.

Pamela Gunn & Brian Gunn

Lakeside, Dereham Road, Whinburgh, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 1QU.

ABSTRACT

Observations made during the late summer of 2011 on the glow-worm Lampyris noctiluca and its larvae have revealed that the larval bioluminescent activity appears to be strongly influenced by the phase of the moon. By contrast the glowing activity of the adult females seem to be uninfluenced by the lunar cycle.

tags: lunar phase, bioluminescence, glow-worm, Lampyris noctiluca, Norfolk