Subject: what is this bug called
Location: Brooksville, florida
January 13, 2013 8:48 pm
Please help my daughter and i identify this cool, crazy looking, flying bug. Thanks
This is an adult male Glowworm Beetle, probably in the genus Phengodes. It looks very similar to this individual that was posted to BugGuide. Larval Glowworms are sometimes called Railroad Worms and they are capable of bioluminescence.
Thank you so very much 🙂