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glow worm (Otherwise known as a "railroad worm"

female larviform of the Phrixothrix hirtus beetle.


It was at least 4" long. I saw it dragging a dead millipede of the same size along a dirt road in Black Rock forest. As you can see in the photo it was segmented with two orange spots to each segment.


northeast hardwood forest


I thought it should be called a "Peter Pan bug" because (I read) the female of this species never grows up, remaining as a larva its whole adult life. (I also read that this is called a larviform). I guess the males like robbing the cradle.

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LisaPowers 8 years ago

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LisaPowers 8 years ago

Cool that you caught it feeding on a millipede!

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James Kamlet
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James Kamlet

New York, USA

Spotted on Oct 4, 2015
Submitted on Nov 4, 2015

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