Saturday, March 28, 2009

Click beetle

Identified by Ted MacRae. See comment for the interesting details of why it's called a "click beetle".


Anonymous said...

Another beetle - this one a click beetle (family Elateridae). If you hold it, it will "pop" at the joint between the thorax and the wing covers. Lay it on its back, and it will pop up into the air repeatedly until it lands on its feet. Fun to watch.


GingerV said...

he is sleek and elegant - looks like escaped from an amber pot.