Subject: Glowworm or Firefly Larva
Location: NE New Jersey, zip 07838
November 26, 2014 11:32 am
As I read that these can be tricky to ID, I’d appreciate your input.
I found it because it had it’s little light stuck in the air out of a grass covered bank along the side of the old Free Union United Methodist church. It was just a pin-prick of light, but bright enough to catch my eye.
Geographic location: NE New Jersey, zip 07838
Date: October 14, 2014
Temperature – 68F (using the Jenny Jump weather station historical data.)
Signature: Phil Wooldridge
This is a Firefly Larva, and we are basing that identification on the information that you provided about seeing a light. Firefly Larvae are not easily confused with Glowworms which also bioluminescnce. Firefly Larvae most closely resemble, hence are confused with Netwing Beetle Larvae that are not capable of emitting light.