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Name: Dennis
Status: student
Grade: K-3
Location: MN
Country: USA
Date: Summer 2012


Question:
Hello, I am writing you today because myself and my father found some caterpillars tonight that my father said he's never seen before in all his life. The reason is the possible rareness of these 'Glow in the Dark' caterpillars which I have never heard of and my father neither, although he did say he had heard of lightning bugs our aka fireflies. So, we just figured we'd see what the deal is with these unbelievable caterpillars and were hoping to maybe find out what they are because google didn't have anything.



Replies:
Dennis

Another name for glowing caterpillars are glow worms.

I found this after googling “glos worms”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glowworm

I googled “glowing caterpillars” and found

This Youtube movie about glowing caterpillars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ShXTXWLyFA

This last search also presented articles on

Why parasites make caterpillars glow:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Why-Parasites-Make-Caterpillars-Glow-175954.shtml

and others

Happy hunting. Sincere regards,

Mike Stewart


U-Tube Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ShXTXWLyFA&feature=player_embedded


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