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Firefly larva

Firefly larva
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
April 30, 2010
Size: 6.7mm

mystery larva
I have never seen one like this larva and would love to see it in the flesh so to speak. Did you see it glow? Did it have any light patches or light organs on the terminal end ventrally? It does look very firefly like, but I am not entirely convinced. Hopefully you will find more and send one or two to Joe Cicero for verification as a Lampyrid or attempt rearing them out. For sure look for glows in the dark or the light organs if you find any more of these little fellows.


actually, this correlates som
actually, this correlates somewhat to #540439 except that it has orange lateral thoracic lunules while the other one doesn't....still don't know what it is, but the mandibles are showing so it def is a lamp

Moved from Fireflies.

Moved from Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles.
Thanks Joe. I didn't know how to rear one of these larvae, so I released it.

this is a firefly larva; not
this is a firefly larva; not sure which offhand; I'd have to browse the literature; try to rear it out.

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