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___________________________________________________________________________________________ Beetles 31 – Mediterranean Glow-worms

 

 

 

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MEDITERRANEAN PALE GLOW-WORM BEETLE Nyctophila reichii (f)

 

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MEDITERRANEAN PALE GLOW-WORM BEETLE Nyctophila reichii (f)

 

 

MEDITERRANEAN PALE GLOW-WORM BEETLE Nyctophila reichii (f)

 

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MEDITERRANEAN PALE GLOW-WORM BEETLE Nyctophila reichii (f)

 

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MEDITERRANEAN PALE GLOW-WORM BEETLE Nyctophila reichii (f)

 

 

·         This solitary female Mediterranean Pale Glow-worm Beetle Nyctophila reichii appeared for several successive nights on a rocky bank bordering a path in southern France but unfortunately despite her luciferase-fuelled bioluminescent signalling and a rather fetching pink attire her efforts apparently came to nought as she failed to attract any fully winged male suitors.

 

·         David’s short film of the same Mediterranean Pale Glow-worm Beetle may be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdEyHpT1zV8&list=PL4AirIEc0Noe58JDbuPk8N57rTJFjm66E&index=48&t=11s.

 

 

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