Friday Beetle Blogging: Net-winged beetle larva


Looking like a trilobite, or perhaps a mutant millipede, a heavily armored beetle larva crawls through the leaf litter in an Illinois forest.   This predaceous insect belongs to the family Lycidae Lampyridae, the net-winged beetles fireflies.

photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 50D
ISO 100, 1/250 sec, f13, flash diffused through tracing paper

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