Subject: What the heck?
Location: Nevada County, CA.
June 19, 2016 11:31 am
Found in Nevada County CA. Can you tell me what this freakish thing is?
Signature: Carol Macarty
This is an adult male Glowworm Beetle probably the Western Banded Glowworm, Zarhipis integripennis, which is pictured on BugGuide. While male Fireflies that flash with bioluminescence as adults signalling to females that respond by flashing back, male Glowworms do not light up and only larviform female Glowworms glow in the dark to attract a mate.