When we noticed that e “bugs” this year we had been fortunate to see a similar phenomenon at a friend’s house. Glad we found this thread. Hi, I’m glad I stumbled across this site, because my mom and I were so confused by seeing the mostly green lights with some red going back and forth and up and down one of her huge trees in the backyard. I took photos and video, but I can’t attach anything. I did notice that the neighbors Maple tree also had some of the "glowing" lights in them as well. But glow-worms can't easily control the supply of oxygen, so they can't flash their … For the last week, after a warm wet spell, we noticed our sweet gum tree sparkling abundantly at night as if there were twinkle lights in it! Ask an Expert is made up of groups and individual experts. Female glow-worms emit light at night to … But then about 2 days ago I noticed those same small green lights in the trees of my front yard. Your email address will not be published. Have you entertained that these might be Christmas Tree lights and not glowing Glowworms? There aren’t any Christmas lights or reflections going onto the trees, they are in a dark area of the garden. Location: Grand Junction, Colorado Wow, so glad to find this site! But they are a faint, green color. Dear Kat, We have these too in Escondido, CA right now (Jan 19, 2018)! Fruit? Strangest thing!! The trees are a mix of pine and another tree. I am going to head over there tomorrow to see if I can find the cause. Glow Worms in Loveland CO Trees. Subject: Glowworm Colorado For two nights in a row I went out and looked at the green lights in the trees. Hello, I noticed a few days ago small green lights in one of my trees in my back yard. I have found the same green things in our trees tonight. I wonder if they are bio-luminescent glow worms or fungus. My husband and I would love to find out about these bugs. Are they glow worms? I thought it must be a joke because the lights were really high up, the lowest was about 15 feet off the ground. I would think it is too cold here in Loveland for glow worms, as it was in the teens last night, I always thought glow worms were warmer climate bugs. It has been a week now and every night it’s a light show! Required fields are marked *. April 20, 2015 8:20 pm You will receive a new password via e-mail. We are in a seaside town of southern England. Signature: Kat. I thought for sure the cold killed them off because it has been in the teens but they are still there. Emitting an eerie yellow-green glow at night, female glow-worms use bioluminescence to attract mates. Anything unusual about the trees this summer? Last night the lights were gone but they are back again tonight. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Hello Alison, The trees are all deciduous non fruit bearing. The lights were not very bright but they were bright enough that I noticed. My Son also looked (just to make sure it wasn’t my eyes after a red wine!!) But, only in our yard! We can’t help but to wonder if recent changes in the status of controlled substances in Colorado have in any way affected your perception of reality and the world around you. I thought the neighbor had put holiday lights in the tree, which I thought was odd because they were pretty high up. Please enter your username or e-mail address. Glowing Glowworms or Christmas Tree Lights??? Any knowledge would be appreciated, thank you. Your email address will not be published. Hi! I just moved to Grand Junction, CO. We were enjoying a BBQ and noticed our neighbor’s tree is glowing. We are in the mountains of southern California–the pine trees look like there are stars in them. We kept wondering if it was the reflection of the neighbors Christmas lights, the lights are everywhere in the tree and there’s an elevation difference – along with privacy fence and shed blocking the way. Hello,What types of trees did you see the "glowing worms" in? In glow-worms, a molecule called luciferin is combined with oxygen to create oxyluciferin. Alison, Here are some pictures that kind of show the green lights in the trees. About 2 dozen green and one red. I took several pictures with 2 different cameras but they turned out black, no detail what so ever. A chemical reaction with the light-emitting enzyme luciferase produces their illuminations. My husband, daughter, and I are camping at hickory run state park in carbon county Pennsylvania and last night we witnessed the green glowing light show on the leaves of two trees on one side of the camper. Could the population boom with people coming from warmer climates like Texas and Florida be bringing them in unknowingly? I can't get a good picture of them but they are small oblong green lights that when disturbed will flicker. There seems to be fewer of them. Can anyone help shed some light on this mystery? Experienced the same thing last night in Virginia Beach, VA. No controlled substances involved. Or beetles? I just found this thread after seeing the same thing in my white oak tree in mobile Alabama! Delcie. Do we have glow worms in Colorado and if so are they new to the region? Any leaves on the tree? Were they evergreens or deciduous trees? I don't know what kind the trees are in the back yard but I didn't see anything unusual about any of the trees this year. Aphids, Scale Insects, Leafhoppers, and Tree Hoppers, Fungus Beetles and Pleasing Fungus Beetles, Pantry Beetles, Grain Weevils, Spider Beetles, Meal Worms and Carpet Beetles, Crickets, Camel Crickets and Mole Crickets, Sow Bugs, Pill Bugs, Isopods, Lawn Shrimp and Amphipods, Hummingbird Moths, Sphinx Moths or Hawk Moths, Pantry Moths, Clothes Moths, Case-Bearers and Meal Moths, Neuropterans: Lacewings, Antlions, and Owlflies, What's That Bug? and he confirmed I am definitely not seeing things. Asked November 30, 2016, 9:22 PM EST. And even though you can't take a good photo...please take one and send it anyway. I noticed that the lights were not in the same place as the night before and now they would flicker. Not worms at all, they are actually beetles that lurk in lowland Britain. Even when we put a flashlight on them, they stayed glowing. Theirs were caused by their newly installed Christmas laser lights. I have been searching and searching as to what this might be and finally stumbled upon a description of a glow worm or railroad worm…..it’s beautiful and a gift from nature! It’s been so cold, so I didn’t think it was any type of bug. Hello, I noticed a few days ago small green lights in one of my trees in my back yard. You can also subscribe without commenting. does not endorse extermination. We both are born and raised in northeast pa, huge outdoors type people, And neither of us have ever seen such an amazing sight. The lights were not very bright but they were bright enough that I noticed. benefits youngster with Autism, Eighth Recipient of the Nasty Reader Award: Pink Inchworm. We noticed them one morning and thought they were weirdly placed Christmas lights as they spanned across our trees in the backyard, over to our two of our other neighbors. They are mostly green and a few red ones. I have never seen such an amazing sight and we have lived in this house for 9 years. We could see some type of worm, caterpillar, larvae like bugs (we couldn’t tell which) on the top side of the leaves almost strobing the green lights. Glow-worm (Lampyris noctiluca) Glow-worm. I have a cherry tree but there are no lights in it. We are in Longwood, FL (in the Orlando metro area). We were able to solve this issue, at least for us. … In the front yard are a Locust tree and a few Aspen trees and they have shed all of their leaves. We live in Columbia , MS, and this is December 21, 2016. We have Gloworms as well! will not do your child's homework, Fanmail: WTB? It’s absolutely an amazing sight to ever witness. I have lived in Colorado for over 38 years and have never seen these before. We could see some type of worm, caterpillar, larvae like bugs (we couldn’t tell which) on the top side of the leaves almost strobing the green lights. Do, when we saw lights in our trees, I hopped in the car and took a ride around the neighborhood and found my neighbor behind me had installed similar devices achieving the same effect. I saw the same thing last night. Some brighter than others. Whoa, we thought there were aliens in our trees! Dozens of them, mostly green, but some red. Anyone know what these bugs are? The light from the device spilled over from the front of the house onto the trees behind their home. You can email me directly: astoven@larimer.orgThanks! It must be rare because noone else I’ve shown has ever seen them before. I thought the neighbor had put holiday lights in the tree, which I thought was odd because they were pretty high up. Guess we have this infestation. What's That Bug?