Welsh glow worms deterred from sex with lamp posts with new LED lights
Welsh perverts and badger enthusiasts looking to further their interests can add glow worm watching to the list of hobbies.
Glow worm populations in Llandudno’s Great Orme have “boomed” following the council’s move to replace traditional street lights because they were interfering with beast’s mating habits. It turns out that male glow worms thoughts sex with a sodium illumination more alluring that the local talent. But the new LED lights are not nearly so shaggable so it’s back to her indoors for Gary Glow Worm.
The Daily Post reports:
The realisation that the sodium lamps were interrupting the mating patterns was made by amateur naturalist Jenni Cox, who noticed the problem on Marine Drive. She said: “I first discovered them in 2011 when I was just walking down Marine Drive. I reported my findings to the national glow worm survey and came back out to count them. I counted 300 females, although there didn’t seem to be many males finding them.
The males were all watching the local doggers and MPs, allegedly.