Be prepared…not everyone will find this larva as attractive as I do, but it is pretty cool and will eventually provide a summer light show in my backyard. I was letting Murphy out when I found a couple of firefly adults on the cherry tree that holds one end of his run. I didn’t make any images of them as I have several, but while wandering the woods out where the beagle stuff goes, I found this larva climbing a birch tree. BugGuide.Net ID’d it for me as I had never seen one and didn’t really know where to start with a larva.
Something grabbed from the interweb: