Weirdest Bug I’ve Ever Caught – Lamprigera

Caught this last night on a herping trip in Thailand. What’s cool is that it’s abdomen lights up like a flashlight. Here it’s quite dull and not bright. In the forest it was like a flashlight.

Species – Lamprigera sp.

Description – This is an adult female firefly that lives on land and doesn’t have wings. It feeds on snails during nighttime and produces an incredible amount of light from two bulbs on the abdomen. Males of this species have wings and are smaller in size.

Lamprigera Video – I think better than the photos.