Subject: What bug is this
Geographic location of the bug: Newport News Virginia
Time: 08:07 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Seen this bug outside, my friend said it was a roach but I don’t think it is
How you want your letter signed: Jordan hammond
Your friend is mistaken. This is a Click Beetle in the family Elateridae. Click Beetles have gotten their common name because they are able to snap their bodies if they find themselves on their backs, and the snapping propels them into the air so that they land on their feet, producing a clicking sound during the action.