Apache Click Beetle

Subject: Dark Blue and White Striped Bug.
Location: Mohave Valley, AZ
August 3, 2013 5:55 pm
I hope I succeed in sending you the photo I took several days ago of this strange looking striped bug in Mohave Valley, AZ
Signature: Liz K

Apache Click Beetle
Apache Click Beetle

Hi Liz,
This Apache Click Beetle,
Chalcolepidius apacheanus, is sure a lovely specimen.  Click Beetles get their common name from their ability, when they are on their backs, to snap their bodies, flipping over in the air while making an audible “clicking” noise.

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