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Phengodidae Glowworm female - Phengodes laticollis - female

Phengodidae Glowworm female - Phengodes laticollis - Female
Hedgesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA
February 20, 2011
Found under an Eastern Red Cedar that was being transplanted.

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Moved from Glowworms.

 
P.. laticollis
Gorgeous shots. do you have length? I would bet according to published accounts stretching back 100 years this is instead a P. laticollis larva especially given its location.
P. nigromaculata are a Florida, Deep south species, similar dots that peter out (I think) but smaller. The P. nigromaculata name comes from the dark mark on the males' pronotum, NOT the spotted larvae. We should add a P. laticollis section for these Phengodes because P. laticollis is very widespread and encountered more frequently, along with P. plumosa,in the east, especially outside of Florida. Remember ideally we have associations with males to ID to any species in Phengodes, and even then it is easy to be wrong, so little is known. I have encountered all the forms of P. laticollis many times associated with one another and feel pretty secure in this ID.

 
How did I miss this?
Thank you so much for this description! :)

 
thanks again, Lynn
you're most helpful

 
Nice job
v! Is mine the same kind?:


These
are really beautiful photos! I just found my first of these today and ended up here in my search to find what this thing was. :)

 
Thank you Ashley. They are am
Thank you Ashley. They are amazing creatures.

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