male beetle in the family Phengodidae

beetle in the family Phengodidae: glow-worms, railroad beetles

5784  Hello i live in mn.. I know it’s not Canada but I hope close enough for you help. I’ve looked everywhere for this bug in the net and can’t find it.. please help identify.

Nice find! This appears to be a male beetle in the family Phengodidae (glow-worms, railroad beetles). See http://tinyurl.com/cond3tn for detailed information on these fascinating insects. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.