Subject: Very Interesting Insect
Location: Round Rock, Texas
July 7, 2014 11:58 pm
Hi,
I found this little guy in my house one night and thought it was just another moth or june bug, but once i got close to it I noticed how unusual it was. I have never really seen an insect like this before. I love the antennae on this guy, they’re so intricate. Its very unique looking to me, and I’ve always loved insects. Any information on what this could be would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
Signature: – Tyler Moore

Male Glowworm Beetle

Male Glowworm Beetle

Dear Tyler,
Thank you for providing us such marvelous documentary imagery from multiple angles of a male Glowworm Beetle in the family Phengodidae.  Unlike Fireflies, adult male Glowworms are not bioluminescent, however, the larvae, sometimes called Railroad Worms, are capable of emitting light. 

Male Glowworm Beetle

Male Glowworm Beetle

Male Glowworm Beetle

Male Glowworm Beetle

Location: Round Rock, Texas

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