COLEOPTERA: Phengodidae

Members of this family are commonly called glowworm beetles. There are roughly 3,500 species known in this family of beetles; about 500 are known from North America. Larvae are predators (and are known as glowworms). Females lack wings and resemble large larvae; males are winged and are often attracted to lights at night.

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Phengodes fusciceps LeConte, 1861. Males of this species are attracted to light at night. There are roughly 30 species in this genus. This specimen was collected by Mark DuBois in Marshall Co., Illinois.