j.tweedie's picture

Glow worms

I'm currently reading Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle and was surprised to learn from the book that glow worms were found in his day in the UK.

I'm reading the book hoping to learn of his many discoveries and encounters with wildlife around the world, but I didn't expect to learn anything new about UK wildlife.

I've noticed that people are asked to submit sightings of them - I assume this means they're rare in the UK? Are they found in Scotland?



ophrys's picture


Have a look at this page for details of Glow worms in the UK and a link to the UK distribution map...



My Flickr photos...


j.tweedie's picture

Thanks - it seems reports of

Thanks - it seems reports of sightings near me are few and far between, not that I'm particularly surprised!