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Photo © Jody, some rights reserved
43.0225205, -77.0607033 (Google, OSM)
43.0225205, -77.0607033
Accuracy: 42m
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Description

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

May. 17, 2012 09:51:45 -0400
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Comments & Identifications

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

Posted by muir about 2 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 about 2 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 about 2 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 about 2 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 about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Identification Summary

Fireflies - Photo (c) Andy Deans, some rights reserved (CC BY)
jodycb's ID: Fireflies (Family Lampyridae)

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