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.
So majestic o_o
Sure is bizarre. It looks like a twig! Never would've guessed this was a glowworm. Nice photo!
Wow... That's freaky looking. Nice shot.
I just gained a new fascination with this species. Thanks!
I've never seen something like this
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..
Theseguys are hilarious when they walk XD
I meant to say, "how do you take these pictures?"
How do you get these pictures? This is fantastic; I've never seen a firefly larva before.
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
Such an amazing creature
Really good find Mevl!
Really good find Mevl!
Wow, tough larvae!
Is this the most stupid looking insect?
Amazing! never seen this before...
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
Interesting. Makes it seem like it's the main form of fireflies.
Amazing. I have never seen this. Thank you for helping me learn something new today.
Amazing, it looks a bit like a robot from the thumbnail.
great shot - this is really interesting! never seen this...
Never would've imagined this is what a firefly larvae looks like, truly amazing photo!
the head is on the left or right?
If you'd asked me what this was, I would have said "walking stick." I never knew fireflies had larvae that looked like this.
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