I have no clue what is it
Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 10:14 PM
I found it climbing an small concrete wall, close to were I’m building my new home and while I usually have at least an idea of what a bug is, this time I have not clue what so ever,it’s lengt is around an inch long and I found it in the summer, is it a larva of some sort?
We believe this is a Firefly Larva. Beetle Larvae, and larvae in general, are often quite difficult to exactly identify to the species level. Fireflies are beetles, and the larvae eat snails and slugs. We wish we had Fireflies in Los Angeles, not only because of the night display, but because of the garden snails and slugs that eat our lettuce and other tender plants.
Wow, you have been very busy posting! I turn my back for a week and….wham! LOL!
… Ok, I think that covers it for now. Oh, wait, that “lampyrid larva” from Mexico is much more than likely the larva of a net-winged beetle, family Lycidae.