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Missing Sector Spider
This Missing Sector Spider is fluorescing under UV light. A small but deadly predator, it has been theorised that some species of spider use ultraviolet markings on their abdomen in order to attract their prey, others have been known to create ultraviolet decorations for their webs. Although, functions for many species' fluorescence have yet to have been proven.
This clump of moss is fluorescing various different colours under UV light. When in natural daylight the moss is entirely green, it isn't until you see it in ultraviolet light that you notice the many different species of moss that make up this clump. Why they glow differently is somewhat of a mystery, however, the reds found in the leaves are the chlorophyll fluorescing - this is what a plant needs to naturally absorb UV energy from the sun in order to photosynthesise.
White-Legged Snake Millipede
This White-Legged Snake Millipede is fluorescing under UV light. The bright glowing segments of this millipede are reminiscent of themes found in modern sci-fi films, yet are a product of millions of years of evolution. The function of its appearance is unknown, however, it is a testament to how differently insects see one another.
These mushrooms are fluorescing under UV light. Similar to the spider, it is theorised that the blue fluorescence given off from them is to attract insects. In this case, the attraction is in order to attach spores to the insects as they climb the mushroom so the spores can populate the woodland further.