The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean-Henri Fabre

The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

By Jean-Henri Fabre

  • Release Date: 1915-01-01
  • Genre: Life Sciences
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Now any game falling to the ground would seem to be so much sheer loss, for the Glow-worm has no great zeal for hunting-expeditions: he profits by the discoveries which good luck sends him, without undertaking assiduous searches. It is essential, therefore, that the equilibrium of a prize perched on the top of a stalk and only just held in position by a touch of glue should be disturbed as little as possible during the onslaught; it is necessary that the assailant should go to work with infinite circumspection and without producing pain, lest any muscular reaction should provoke a fall and endanger the prize. As we see, sudden and profound an├Žsthesia is an excellent means of enabling the Lampyris to attain his object, which is to consume his prey in perfect quiet.

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