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This is a male Western Banded Glowworm, in the genus Phengodes. Female phengodids are larviform, meaning they retain all the characteristics of the larval state, but have a fully-developed reproductive system, and compound eyes. They glow between the abdominal membranes. Larval and female phengodids feed exclusively on millipedes. The males are not luminescent. http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2005/06/17/m...
Along Chimney Rock Hiking path in Point Reyes, CA.
Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Apr 15, 2012
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