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Photo#20284
 Lucidota atra larva + pupa - Lucidota atra

Lucidota atra larva + pupa - Lucidota atra
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
When I touched this rather listless larva (I think it's about to pupate), it glowed brightly from what looked like its hindmost segment. I jostled the pupa in this view to see if it would glow as well, but I drew no such response.

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Woah
I never knew the larvae lit up! I have seen a bunch of larvae but I have only seen adults actually light up.

 
Nice discovery
for me :-)

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