Firefly Larva

Can you identify this bug?
April 8, 2010
We found this bug walking across a dirt road near a river.
southern Vermont

Firefly Larva

Dear LFP,
This is most probably a Firefly Larva.  There is a photo of a Photuris species on BugGuide that looks very similar.  The larvae of Net Winged Beetles also look very similar.

2 thoughts on “Firefly Larva”

  1. I found one too. I spent allmost an hour trying to figure out what it was. I finally went to Bing instead of Google and typed in ” brown armored larvae like insect with retractable head”, then pushed the image button and just like that the third picture was the one posted here. So thanks.


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