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Subject: Bug Identification
Location: Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
July 6, 2013 4:43 pm
Hi, We saw this on our back patio late this afternoon and were trying to figure out what it was.
Signature: Lisa Gates

Eyed Elater

Eyed Elater

Hi Lisa,
This large Click Beetle is known as an Eyed Elater.

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Subject: help what are these bugs???
Location: north haven, ct
July 3, 2013 8:57 pm
there are about 40 of these insects all over our slider door on the outside and all mating with each other.. what are they???
Signature: no preference

Stoneflies and Click Beetle

Stoneflies and Click Beetle

Most of these insects are Stoneflies, but there is a Click Beetle in the upper right hand corner.

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Subject: Beautiful Eyed Elater
Location: Bryn Mawr, PA
July 1, 2013 6:30 am
I was able to identify this beautiful beetle through your website. Thanks for the introduction to the fascinating world of bugs. I am a gardener but don’t usually take the time to figure out who these creatures are sharing my outdoor space. You make it a lot easier to get to know them.
Signature: Pomona Sprout

Eyed Elater

Eyed Elater

Dear Pomona Sprout,
Thank you for your kind remarks and also this marvelous photo of an Eyed Elater.

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Subject: Click Beetle
Location: Northern Costa RIca
June 24, 2013 8:15 pm
Hi, I was trying to identify a click beetle that I found on my front door. Upon searching I found an image in your archives, https://www.whatsthatbug.com/2006/04/17/argentine-click-beetle/, of the the same species (at least it seemed the same to me). I identified it as Chalcolepidius limbatus, but upon further searching it seems that that species may only be from South America and my click beetle is from Costa Rica. So I found a almost identical looking beetle identified as C. bomplandi that supposedly is found here in Costa Rica. So I guess what I’m asking is if someone out there knows enough about click beetles to confirm or correct my ID’s?
Signature: Siggy

Click Beetle

Click Beetle

Dear Siggy,
We cannot say for certain that your Click Beetle is
Chalcolepidius bomplandi, but we do concur that it does greatly resemble that Costa Rican species which we found pictured on the South Dakota State University website which has a key to the species in the genus Chalcolepidius.  Your photos are quite lovely, but we had to crop and resize them for the internet which necessitated moving your name in the digital file.

Click Beetle

Click Beetle

Click Beetle

Click Beetle

 

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Subject: Can you tell me
Location: PEI Canada
May 20, 2013 5:33 am
we found this bug on Haskaps we grow and would like to know what it is
Signature: Tommy

Metallic Borer Beetle

Click Beetle

Dear Tommy,
This is a Metallic Borer Beetle or Jewel Beetle in the family Buprestidae.  We need to research the species and we may run out of time this morning.  Our initial search did not provide a species ID so we will try to contact Eric Eaton and perhaps one of our readers will submit a comment today.

Correction courtesy of Eric Eaton and Mardikavana (via comment)
Daniel:
That is because it is not a buprestid 🙂  This is a click beetle, family Elateridae (note acute hind angles on the thorax), specifically this one:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/456972
Neat find, great image!
Eric

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Subject: Click Beetle (Philippines)
Location: Tagaytay City, Luzon, Philippines
May 18, 2013 8:00 pm
Hi Bugman,
As requested, sending you three pics of the click beetle that I saw 2 weekends ago.
Location is Tagaytay City, Luzon, Philippines. Just as an fyi, Tagaytay City is around 2,000 ft. above sea level and has a relatively cool climate.
Here is the video again as well. Hope you can see it this time. If not, I will try another way to send it to you.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=569120633133070&l=4035790639141631968 (select the link, right click on it and choose ” Go to https:\\ … ” .
rgds,
Noel
Signature: Noel Coronel

Click Beetle

Click Beetle

Dear Noel,
We are so happy you sent a comment to our Click Beetle from Thailand posting.  We will write more on this later.

Click Beetle

Click Beetle

In the original posting, we eventually learned this magnificent Click Beetle is Ocynopterus mucronatus and that Project Noah also places the species in the Philippines.

Click Beetle

Click Beetle

 

 

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