Male Glowworm Beetle

Subject:  What is it? Thought it was a wasp.
Geographic location of the bug:  Upstate SC USA
Date: 06/04/2020
Time: 11:31 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This is June 4th. Was 90°partly cloudy and humid. This was at 10:30pm. Cat caught and killed it. It is the size of an average wasp.
How you want your letter signed:  However

Male Glowworm

This is an adult male Glowworm Beetle.  Unlike Fireflies that have bioluminescent abilities, only the larval Glowworm glows.  The larval Glowworm is sometimes called a Railroad Worm.

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