This strange creature was found crawling on the side of my home in a residential area in Gordon County, GA, US. February 2, 2019. It responded to the sound of my voice by tucking that elongated head into the plated body below it! :o So strange!
The majority of Lampyrid larvae are predators which specialize on snails, slugs, and other insect larvae. Many species can devour prey much larger than themselves as they inject an anesthetic to make the process much easier!
''Pyractomena borealis'' is a species of firefly in the family of beetles known as Lampyridae. It is found in North America.