Is this a Beetle??
Location: Beaufort, SC
May 5, 2011 5:02 pm
My fiance was surprised by this lovely bug while driving near Beaufort,SC on the coast. It was about 2 inches long and fell from his visor! Can you tell us what this is? Thanks so much!
This distinctive Click Beetle is called an Eyed Elater. The “eyes” are actually false eyespots that might frighten a predator into thinking that the Eyed Elater is a large potential threat ensuring that the beetle will avoid being eaten.