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Photo © roheryn, all rights reserved
Martinez, CA (Google, OSM)
37.9748428581, -122.1034047135
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Description

Looks like a firefly without the light, long abdomen extends beyond wing covers. Bright orange head, legs and abdomen ending in black. Antennae are feathered, I can't find anything like this in any photos I've seen, but it appears to be some sort of soldier bug...

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Western Banded Glowworm - Photo (c) Jay Keller, all rights reserved
swheads's ID: Western Banded Glowworm (Zarhipis integripennis)

A male western banded glow-worm, Zarhipis integripennis (Coleoptera: Phengodidae). The females are larviform, but the males are winged and often attracted to lights. You'll find plenty of comparative images of this species on the BugGuide website.

Posted by swheads about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Western Banded Glowworm - Photo (c) Jay Keller, all rights reserved
roheryn's ID: Western Banded Glowworm (Zarhipis integripennis)
Posted by roheryn about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Western Banded Glowworm - Photo (c) Jay Keller, all rights reserved
roheryn's ID: Western Banded Glowworm (Zarhipis integripennis)
Western Banded Glowworm - Photo (c) Jay Keller, all rights reserved
Community ID: Western Banded Glowworm (Zarhipis integripennis)
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