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Unidentified Black bug
It is a black bug that was found in Freeport,Texas in a office building. The Bug has 6 legs and two antenna. The strange thing is that it has two glowing green dots behind it’s eyes. Attached are pictures. Thanks in advance

According to BugGuide, Click Beetles in the genus Deilelater are known as Glowing Click Beetles, but we have also seen them called Fire Beetles. In tropical countries, people wear them as living jewelry.

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6 Responses to Glowing Click Beetle

  1. Bob says:

    Saw this bug tonight in Pam Beach Shores, FL.

  2. Robert says:

    Saw this bug this morning (07/15/14) in North Miami, FL

  3. Lisa says:

    Well, this is one fashionista who will NOT be wearing ANY bugs for live jewelry. ……..EVER! I don’t care if Ralph Lauren, Anthony McQueen, Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, or the KARDASHIANS say it’s fashion!! Ainta gonna happen!!

  4. Jennifer says:

    We saw several in the ditch behind our house tonight in League City TX. We held one and let it crawl on us!

  5. Debbie Neumann says:

    Saw this bug around 8pm on August 31, 2014 in Galveston, TX. It landed on me, crawled around for a minute or so then flew off. Interesting little guy. His eyes went from partially open slits to wide open glowing. Glad to know it was for real.

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