Thursday, April 19, 2012

Click Beetle

I'm no good at beetle identification so I asked for help identifying this non-descript 2cm long, narrow beetle I found sunning itself on a branch of a maple tree.

It is a type of click beetle(Elateridae). There are hundreds of different click beetle species, the common denominator is that they can bend between their prothorax and mesothorax (see diagram). They are able to use this flex to spring into the air and evade predators.

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