Glowworm from Trinidad

Whats this bug called
Location: Trinidad & Tobago, Caribbean
February 3, 2012 7:25 am
My friend found this bug flying around in her kitchen, what is it?
Signature: Betty


Dear Betty,
This is actually a beetle known as a Glowworm.  Adult males fly and have branched or plumose antennae while females are larviform.  Larvae and sometimes females are bioluminescent.  You can compare your photo, which sadly is of a very low resolution, to those posted on BugGuide.

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