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Bug of the Week: Click Beetle

You would think that with over one million species of insects on the planet, it wouldn't be difficult to come up with a new one each week. Some weeks are easier than others. This was not one of them.:-)

I did manage to find this small click beetle, though. I can tell it is a click beetle by the shape of the thorax (the middle segment of the body). It has two spine-like projections on each side.

I could also tell it was a click beetle because it does this when it is placed on its back.

Have you ever encountered a click beetle?

2 thoughts on “Bug of the Week: Click Beetle

  1. Sandra Waltrip

    You published this in 2011. My first encounter. Here in Sputheast Texas.... 4:00 a.m. I live alone and there was this noise in the back of my stove. I called my brother and he pulled out the stove and suddenly this beetle “clicked” and apparently it had been under the stove and hitting the bottom........ freaked me out!!!!

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