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firefly larvae beetle

Description:

firefly larvae eating a snail.

Habitat:

near water stream

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8 Comments

zaidirazak
zaidirazak 4 years ago

thank you felix fleck

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Congrats! Great series.

FakawiTribe
FakawiTribe 4 years ago

woop!

zaidirazak
zaidirazak 4 years ago

thank you fakawi done add to mission

FakawiTribe
FakawiTribe 4 years ago

nice one Zaid!
Please add to the Malaysian Biodiversity mission!
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1691...

zaidirazak
zaidirazak 4 years ago

thank you dandoucette and daniele pralong.

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Crazy! Haven't seen that before. Congrats on sotd!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congratulations zaidirazak, this great series is our Spotting of the Day!

A firefly larva (family Lampyridae) feeds on a snail in our Spotting of the Day! Fireflies are winged beetles that use bioluminescence during twilight to attract mates (as adults) or preys (as larvae). Firefly larvae live in the soil and leaf litter, and come out at night for preys such as slugs, snails, earthworms, and other invertebrates. Firefly larvae have been shown to deliver toxic digestive fluids directly into their preys, then sucking out the liquefied body content. Spotted in Malaysia by Project Noah member zaidirazakhttp://buff.ly/2pxTnJW

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Spotted by
zaidirazak

Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia

Spotted on Apr 9, 2017
Submitted on Apr 17, 2017

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