Subject: What is this larva thing?
Location: Carmel Valley, CA
September 2, 2013 12:16 pm
This millipede looking larva thing was hiding under a bag in our house. Help? Light brown body with dark brown segments six legs in front of body. Little over an inch long.
Signature: Curious in Carmel, CA
Dear Curious in Carmel, CA,
If you take your critter, the larva of a beetle in the family Phengodidae, into a darkened room, you will see why it earned the common name Glowworm. We believe it is a Western Banded Glowworm, Zarhipis integripennis, and you can find more information on Bugguide.