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Lightning Bug larvae live on the ground, under bark, and in moist swampy places. They eat earthworms, snails and slugs, plus they may scavenge certain small dead animals and other organic material . They have been seen following slime trails to their slug and snail victims. Lightning Bug larvae, one of which is shown at the right, have sickle-shaped mandibles with which they can inject a kind of chemical that paralyzes their prey and helps digest it. Several larvae have been seen attacking large prey together.

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Boyslenderp Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So majestic o_o
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Thank you! :)
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Boyslenderp Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
np, i love watching them wiggle around in the dirt.... but its snowing now so.... ya
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Sure is bizarre. It looks like a twig! Never would've guessed this was a glowworm. Nice photo!
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Thank you! :)
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Nanbandesu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... That's freaky looking. Nice shot.
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Yedoch Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
I just gained a new fascination with this species. Thanks!
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Skalle-Art Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow!
I've never seen something like this :)
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Thanks! :)
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HeartstitchArt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. i did not know that about firflies. that might be why we have so many of them around our house. O-O tho i have never seen a firefly larvae before. that or i did and thought it was somethign else. o3o hm..
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
:) They are easier to see at night due to the glow at the back :)
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Ranshiinsitha Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Theseguys are hilarious when they walk XD
How lovely :heart:
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Thanks! :)
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Manigran Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I meant to say, "how do you take these pictures?"
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Manigran Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you get these pictures? This is fantastic; I've never seen a firefly larva before.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
It was pure luck we found this cute larva. My friend was shooting glow in the dark shrooms in the forest so when all the lights are out, we saw a faint glow on the forest floor :)
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BrittaM Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Weird!
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Indeed!!! :)
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otas32 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Such an amazing creature :)
Really good find Mevl!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Thanks!!! :) :) :)
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, tough larvae!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
:) This is one skinny dude.... :)
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Deformity Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Is this the most stupid looking insect? :D
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
LOL... :)
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Deformity Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't you think? :D
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ShowOff77 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Amazing! never seen this before...
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Me too! Lucky it blink in the dark while we were shooting Glow in the dark mushroom else i don't think we can see this little fellow :)
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Terraqueous87 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting. Makes it seem like it's the main form of fireflies.
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks! :)
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kcorbett Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Amazing. I have never seen this. Thank you for helping me learn something new today.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Glad you like it :)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, it looks a bit like a robot from the thumbnail. :wow:
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Sure look like it :)
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
great shot - this is really interesting! never seen this...
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks! :)
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MowenDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Never would've imagined this is what a firefly larvae looks like, truly amazing photo! :)
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Me too! Look really amazing! Luckily it glow in the dark else i don't think we can spot it :)
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thartwig Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Photographer
the head is on the left or right?
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
On the left... the head is actually retracted like a tortoise... Here's one with the head peeking out
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Kalunafly Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
So trippy
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
:)
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Malicious-Monkey Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you'd asked me what this was, I would have said "walking stick." I never knew fireflies had larvae that looked like this.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Sure look like a walking stick! It's rather skinny about 2mm wide and 2cm long... luckily it blink in the dark or else we would have miss it :)
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InfinityOnAString Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^this.
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2112yyz2112 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Amazing!!!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks! :)
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