Glowing, glowing, gone: plunge in glow-worm numbers revealed

Exclusive: study shows a 75% fall in 18 years in England, with climate a clear factor

Glow-worm numbers have plunged by three-quarters since 2001, research in England has revealed, with the climate crisis a clear factor.

The larvae feed on damp-loving snails, and increasingly hot and dry summers mean fewer prey and a greater risk of glow-worms becoming desiccated.

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