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Subject: Giant Beetle?
Location: East Texas
April 12, 2014 1:38 pm
I have never seen anything like this. It’s hard to tell from the photo, but it was more of a brownish-grey and had two spot on its back that resembled eyes or the markings of some moths.
Signature: Thanks! Megan

Eyed Elater

Eyed Elater

Hi Megan,
This is a very dark Eyed Elater, a species of Click Beetle.  Most individuals are colored in a more contrasting manner so the dark occuli or eyespots show up dramatically against the body.  The eyespots serve as a defense mechanism, fooling many predators into thinking that the succulent morsel is actually a much larger predator, like a snake.

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Subject: Chalcolepidius smaragdinus
Location: Santa Rita Mountain Foothills
March 19, 2014 10:58 am
For You bugman!
These picutres of Chalcolepidius smaragdinus were taken along the road running through the foothills leading up to the Santa Rita Mountains. They were found on Baccharis sarothroides along Madera Canyon Road in AZ, August 17, 2009. The beetles feed on the oozing sap from the plant.
Signature: swampyy82

Click Beetle

Click Beetles:  Chalcolepidius smaragdinus

Dear swampyy82,
Thank you so much for supplying our site with your images of this gorgeous green Click Beetle, a new species for our archives.  BugGuide does not provide much information on this species, so your observations are quite valuable.

Click Beetle:  Chalcolepidius smaragdinus

Click Beetle: Chalcolepidius smaragdinus

It’s my pleasure bugman!  Any pic You want, just let me know.  They were quite numerous the year I collected them.  I took 5 for my collection even though there were many more.  That road has been pillage greatly over the years and some years when I’m out West, we see none at all.  Chalcolepidius lenzi is also found in this area.  My collecting buddy has one, but, I don’t yet.

 

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Subject: Dark Blue and White Striped Bug.
Location: Mohave Valley, AZ
August 3, 2013 5:55 pm
I hope I succeed in sending you the photo I took several days ago of this strange looking striped bug in Mohave Valley, AZ
Signature: Liz K

Apache Click Beetle

Apache Click Beetle

Hi Liz,
This Apache Click Beetle,
Chalcolepidius apacheanus, is sure a lovely specimen.  Click Beetles get their common name from their ability, when they are on their backs, to snap their bodies, flipping over in the air while making an audible “clicking” noise.

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Subject: Vine sphinx (I think) shares window sill with click beetle.
Location: New Braunfels, Texas
July 19, 2013 3:11 pm
Hi bugman, I thought you might enjoy these photos of what I believe is a vine sphinx sharing the windowsill with a click beetle. I hoe you enjoy the photos! Thanks for such a wonderful website!
Signature: Michael

Vine Sphinx and Click Beetle

Vine Sphinx and Click Beetle

Hi Michael,
Thank you for submitting your image of a Vine Sphinx and a Click Beetle on the windowsill.  It seems you submitted a nearly identical photo, sans the Click Beetle, a few months ago.   We are speculating that perhaps they were attracted by a porch light.

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Subject: Bug Identification
Location: Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
July 6, 2013 4:43 pm
Hi, We saw this on our back patio late this afternoon and were trying to figure out what it was.
Signature: Lisa Gates

Eyed Elater

Eyed Elater

Hi Lisa,
This large Click Beetle is known as an Eyed Elater.

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Subject: help what are these bugs???
Location: north haven, ct
July 3, 2013 8:57 pm
there are about 40 of these insects all over our slider door on the outside and all mating with each other.. what are they???
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Stoneflies and Click Beetle

Stoneflies and Click Beetle

Most of these insects are Stoneflies, but there is a Click Beetle in the upper right hand corner.

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