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Big Eyed Click Beetle
Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 7:25 PM
I found this large beetle today. I assume it is a Big Eyed Click Beetle? It may have been too cold out today for it to click and turn itself over.
Fred
Central Florida

Eyed Elater

Eyed Elater

Hi Fred,
You are correct.  This is an Eyed Elater, Alaus oculatus, which is also called an Eyed Click Beetle.  We are not certain why your individual didn’t “click” itself upright, but we do know that the larger Elaters are not as proficient at the clicking maneuver as are some of its smaller, less colorful relatives.

Eyed Elater

Eyed Elater

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