Subject:  Brown, multi-plated, horned with extending proboscis, crawling insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Middle Georgia, USA
Date: 02/05/2018
Time: 04:06 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I sure hope someone can figure out what this insect is. Only one I’ve ever seen. Early February in a warmer than usual Winter. The Robins are already here for Spring. It is on an exterior polyester rug. Approximately one half inch long. Rolled up, perpendicularly to the concrete floor, almost to a closed circle when I moved it.
Thank you for your time and assistance.
How you want your letter signed:  Dan

Firefly Larva

Dear Dan,
This is the larva of a Firefly, or possibly a Net Winged Beetle larva, but we would favor the former.  Here is a BugGuide image for comparison.  The larvae of many species of Fireflies feed on snails and slugs.

Location: Georgia

2 Responses to Firefly Larva

  1. Dan says:

    Thank you so much!
    I’d have never thought to look for larva of anything with the way this is built.

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