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beetle larva?
Hello Bugman,
These pictures were taken in Northwest Indiana on Sept. 26th. After searching your site and others, I still haven’t found larvae with this exact coloring. Can you identify this pretty, inch-long larva?
Thanks,
Melinda Z

Hi Melinda,
Nice photos of a Firefly Larva, one of the Lampyrid Beetles. Most people in the east recognize “Lightning Bugs” but few people recognize the larval form.

Thanks for your help identifying the firefly larva. I use your website regularly to ID the little beasties I encounter (most recently the masked hunter! — finally I know what it is!!). When I’m not identifying, I like to browse the pictures of the colorful, beautiful, and sometimes bizarre bug friends we share the planet with. Several of my friends and family are big fans of your site also. Keep up the good work.
Melinda

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Location: Indiana

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