Other Real Insects Glow?
The Owlet moth or Noctuids (Noctuidae) gets its
name from the fact that its eyes will glow in
the dark when you shine a light on it. The larval
stage of the Owlet Moth is called Armyworms, or
Cutworms, because of their eating habits are destructive
on plants. The Lantern Fly is one of a number
of mainly tropical fly species, most of which
have a narrow head that is drawn out into a long
process. In some species this process looks like
a lantern. Many lantern flies are large, with
a wing span up to 6 inches.
Besides the insects that produce their own light,
all insects seem to be attracted to light. Most
scientists think that bright lights confuse the
insects' guidance systems so they can't fly straight
any more. We offer Lantern Flys as part of our
framed insect collection and now we have glow-in-the-dark
electronic insects and realistic moving firefly
lights too! There are in fact a few living insects
that have natural glowing or reflective traits
on their bodies.
can a Real Butterfly Glow?
The African butterfly (Bicyclus anynana) is known
for having natural reflective wing patterns. As
if that wasn't enough, American scientists and
researchers have created the first glowing butterfly
by inserting jellyfish marker genes, which have
bioluminescence traits making them fluorescent,
into the DNA of the African butterfly making it
glow luminous green in the pitch dark. Scientists
say this experiment to create these mutant butterflies
was done to understand how wing patterns emerged
Are there Electronic Glowing Insects?
in Motion glow-in-the-dark electronic insect products
demonstrate the amazing scientific principle of
luminescence (the principle of returning light
previously absorbed thereafter producing a low-temperature
emission of light). Electronic moving insect wings
create an enchanting, cheery, eerie glow every
time! Since they move like a real
butterfly, dragonfly and moth species they are
a top decorative choice when you need that nature
look to be incorporated into your next interior
decorative project. The Luna moth (Actius luna)
has natural fluorescent green wings and we now
have Luna or Lunar moths available as a realistic
glow-in-the-dark electronic moving insect!