The term fire worm is also applied to a species of bioluminescent marine polychaete worm that occurs along the coasts of Bermuda and Florida. Males and females emit light signals to attract each other in much the same way as fireflies do.
Scientific classification: Fireworms belong to the family Tortricidae, which also includes the codling moth. The black-headed fireworm is classified as Rhopobota naevana, and the yellow-headed fireworm as Acleris minuta. The marine fireworm is classified as Odontosyllis enopla in the order Errantia, class Polychaeta.