Subject: Beetle in Northern Ghana
Geographic location of the bug: Tomale, Ghana Africa (Northern Ghana)
Time: 12:17 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: My sister is in the Peace Corps in Northern Ghana, and woke up to this beetle crawling on her in the early morning hours. She is not sure what it is, and we can’t seem to find anything online. Can you help us identify it?
How you want your letter signed: Sister in the States
Dear Sister in the States,
This is a Click Beetle in the family Elateridae, and its antennae are quite distinctive. It looks very similar to this Click Beetle from Uganda that we posted many years ago.