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?
Nice find and video! Looks like it really shot up in the air.
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!!!!