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Black and white close to 2″ long
May 25, 2010
Found this specimen in this condition, all legs and antenna folded into the body like a puzzle. Thought it was dead. Transported it, poked it and nothing happened. Suddenly there were antenna and shortly legs
Tracey Kasper
Bloomingdale New Jersey

Eyed Elater

Hi Tracey,
This large Click Beetle is known as an Eyed Elater.  They do “play opossum” and if caught on their backs, they are able to snap their bodies and flip into the air while making a clicking sound, which allows them to land on their feet.

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