Today for Camera Critters I offer a simple critter which you all know when you see it at night. It is setting on my Double Begonia. Do you know what it is?
What if you look at it head on, do you know now?
This is actually more of a give away. Take a close look at the tail end. Did you get it?
Why it is the common Lightning Bug/Fireflies (Lampyridae - I like the scientific name with a lamp start) . . You know it right off as it flies by with its back end blinking in the night calling for a mate. The larvae are called Glowworms because of the shining light in its tail. They are a member of the beetle family.
They are fun and easy to catch. Did you ever as a youngster take that back end off the Lightning Bug and put it on your finger for a ring? I know I have, what about you.