Subject: Bug from Honduras
Location: Roatan, Honduras
July 28, 2014 9:46 pm
Hello there!
We found this insect in Roatan, Honduras in my friend’s shower. We have spend hours online trying to identify this creature and are coming up empty. The wings on it’s head are so strange! Like long eyelashes! It also looks like the bottom might have a stinger. Please help. We are dying to know the answer.
Signature: Lynette

Male Glowworm Beetle

Male Glowworm Beetle

Hi Lynette,
This is a male Glowworm Beetle in the family Phengodidae, and you can see its resemblance to this image on BugGuide.  The wings and feathered antennae indicate this is a male.  According to BugGuide:  “Adult males have variously shortened/narrowed soft elytra, branched antennae, and bulging eyes; adult females are larviform (often all but impossible to tell from fully-grown larvae) and, like the larvae, have bioluminescent organs.”

Location: Roatan, Honduras

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