I have a question. What is he and what do I feed him? I found him in
my back yard in Iron Station, NC. He was in the grass by a water
spicket. A mowed yard surrounded by several 100 inhabited woods. I
live in the country. He is very active in late day, night and seems to
be eating grass. His glowing is bright and is 24 hours a day. He is
very beautiful. I would like to know what to feed him so I don’t hurt
him. I am keeping him in a aquarium.
He is slightly fleshy segmented and seems to fold within himself but not
as much as a grub worm or as thin as a centipede. He is around 2.2
inches long when open all the way up and with around 12 segments. His
head is dark gold, triangle shaped with several short antenna and tiny
pinchers. He is very active and glows beautiful neon green in between
each segment and on his side is very bright glowing dots below each neon
strip. Gorgeous when he moves. Absolutely reflects on the grass around
Is it a larva or a worm?
Thanks for your help in identifying him. I think he is unique.
We are currently trying to help Ivy identify her beetle grub.
Update: May 12, 2014
This posting is over ten years old, and in that time, we have gotten much better at identifying the myriad creatures sent to us for identification. We just received a comment indicating that Michael saw an individual glowing. Despite two comments identifying this as a Glowworm, we never really updated the actual posting, so we are remedying that now.