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I don't know what this is. it's on a pine tree

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Interesting. Was it alive and moving, or are we looking at a molted skin?

Posted by muir over 3 years ago (Flag)
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It's not moving but it doesn't look like a molted skin either. Maybe it's starting that process.

Posted by jodycb over 3 years ago (Flag)
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It's the larva of a beetle in the family http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/Lampyridae. Not sure what it was doing up on a tree, though.

Posted by kueda over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Fireflies - Photo (c) Andy Deans, some rights reserved (CC BY)
jodycb's ID: Fireflies (Family Lampyridae)
Posted by jodycb over 3 years ago (Flag)
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It has since departed and left behind a molted skin. Unfortunately I didn't see what exactly came out.

Posted by jodycb over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Fireflies - Photo (c) Andy Deans, some rights reserved (CC BY)
jodycb's ID: Fireflies (Family Lampyridae)
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