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firefly larva

Lampyridae

Description:

Medium sized insect. Shown attacking a slug and eating pieces of it (on end). Looked like a dragon.

Habitat:

Decaying wood near a river.

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3 Comments

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 8 years ago

Thanks. I thought it looked like one, but it was was so odd looking.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Doreen, that yellow mollusc is actually a slug. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/303... I've spotted it too, but I don't know its ID. I'm curious if someone else can help.

Interesting spotting. I didn't know firefly larvae looked like that!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

it's a firefly larva (family Lampyridae)

Vermont, USA

Spotted on Aug 15, 2013
Submitted on Aug 15, 2013

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