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Name: Amy P.
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Age: 30s
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Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2002



Question:
We have these insects on our property that glow. They look like flattened roly polys with legs all the way around. We only find them on the creek bank. Any ideas what they are and where can I go to look at pictures of these bugs?


Replies:
Probably firefly larvae, or glow worms, though not all luminescent larvae are fireflies. A Google search turns up dozens of pages about fireflies, but few have actual pictures of larvae, here is one I found. http://firefly.ifas.ufl.edu/ffly.htm

J. Elliott


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