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How about this guy?
Hi,
I found this insect crawling in my basement. I scanned it at 600 dpi. When time permits, could you attempt to identify it?
Thanks,
Rob

Hi Rob,
This is a Click Beetle, one of the Elaterids. When they are on their backs, they have the ability to snap their bodies at the joint and flipping over, often popping over a foot into the air to do so.

Daniel,
Thanks for the reply. It actually did pop up into the air a couple times. I thought I was seeing things. Pretty neat, though. After scanning, I nudged him into a film case and put him in our flower garden. Thanks,
Rob

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