Subject: Pink and black larvae?
Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
November 11, 2016 5:40 pm
I found this really cool looking insect while hiking in northern Michigan and I’ve never seen anything like it! It looks like a larvae of some sort and is black on the top and pink underneath. It was just under the top layer of a rotten log and was about an inch (3 cm) long. If you can ID it that would be awesome!
This is the larva of a Firefly and you can verify our identification by comparing your image to this BugGuide image. According to BugGuide: “Larvae prey on small animals, including snails” and “larvae mostly in damp situations.”