Subject: Black Insect
Location: Grenada, Caribbean
January 20, 2016 5:42 pm
Saw this bug in my room one night, was wondering what it was with its curious antennae.
We believe this is a Click Beetle in the family Elateridae, and though we can link to similar looking individuals with feathered antennae from other countries like this Click Beetle from Uganda or this Click Beetle from Los Angeles, we have not been able to locate any similar looking individuals from the Caribbean or South America. We would not rule out that it might be a Feather Horned Beetle in the family Callirhipidae like this individual pictured on ShutterAsia. We will attempt to do more research on your beetle including getting an opinion from Eric Eaton.