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Photo#1827766
Bioluminescent beetle larva

Bioluminescent beetle larva
West Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
August 16, 2019
Size: 1/2 inch
Found in the compost pile. When I disturb the pile, this larva glows blue/green for a minute.

Perhaps a firefly larvae? Whe
Perhaps a firefly larvae? Where does the light come from?

 
The light seems to come from the entire larva
The light isn't just from the head or tail. The creature curves into a circle and the light looks like a circle too

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