What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Beetle?
Location: Western, NC United States
May 1, 2015 6:12 pm
Hello Bugman,
I found this guy in my cat’s bowl.
What is it?  I neglected  to mention  it is almost 2″ long.
Western, NC
May 2, 2015
Thanks so much,
I stopped killing spiders years ago because of you.
Signature: interested

Eyed Elater

Eyed Elater

Dear interested,
This magnificent beetle is an Eyed Elater,
Alaus oculatus, the largest North American Click Beetle.

Wow, thanks, that was fast.
My friend found one in her yard a few days ago. And we both wanted to know. We especially  wanted to know it it bites, felt pretty safe after seeing the picture of Jay holding one.
Thanks again,
you always come through.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: North Carolina
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