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Subject: New insect on our land in Patagonian Chile
Location: Aisen, Patagonian Chile
January 28, 2015 12:55 pm
This bug appeared on our ,and today and are wondering what it is. We live in Aisen, Patagonian Chile.
Signature: Paul Coleman

Click Beetle

Click Beetle

Dear Paul,
This is a gorgeous Click Beetle in the family Elateridae, a group characterized by the ability of snapping the thoracic and abdominal body segments against a surface should an unfortunate Click Beetle find itself on its back.  The action produces an audible click and allow the beetle to flip in the air, righting itself.  Your individual looks very similar to the species
 Semiotus luteipennis which is featured on a stamp from Chile on the Insects on Stamps website.  It is also pictured on Coleoptera Neotropical and on  Living Jewels.

Click Beetle

Click Beetle

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Aisen, Patagonia, Chile

One Response to Click Beetle

  1. Way cooler than the ones we have here! Ours are just black.

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