Subject: Cool Beetle
Geographic location of the bug: Paradise Mountain, Valley Center, California
Time: 11:08 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I’m thinking this is a male Glow Worm Beetle that is…
How you want your letter signed: Bomberojohn79
The Western Glowworm males pictured on BugGuide have orange legs. We actually believe this is a Firefly, Pterotus obscuripennis, based on this BugGuide image, and according to BugGuide: “comes to lights in spring/early summer.”
Thank you so much for setting me straight.