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Subject: Black and Red segmented bug
Location: Roswell NM
July 25, 2012 2:42 pm
I found this in New Mexico, crawling along the ground (July, hot). There are six legs from the first few body segments, and 12 segments in all. The tail has a little hook type protuberance that it uses to walk, and as a prehensile thing when climbing. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Signature: Jason


Hi Jason,
Though we don’t have any individuals with these markings, we are nearly certain that this is the larva of a Glowworm. There is an image on BugGuide of a member of the genus
Zarhipis that looks very similar and the genus is reported on BugGuide from nearby Arizona and other western states.


What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: New Mexico

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