red spotted 3 inch long black beetle larvae
Dear Bug people,
I loved looking through your site…but I couldn’t find my beetle larvae…seems bug net doesn’t have the category either. I looked through all of your beetle pages. We found this guy on top of the pine straw in a natural area in our yard in North Carolina (september). It was 2.5 to 3 inches long. Please help us identify it. Last week we discovered the arrow headed flatworm in our yard and used your site to identify it. Thanks so much,
Peri Buus

Hi Peri,
We suspect if you viewed your Giant Glowworm in the dark, you would be treated to some bioluminescence. We did locate a near identical larva on BugGuide where it is listed as either genus Zarhipis or Phengodes.

Location: North Carolina

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