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Subject: Vine sphinx (I think) shares window sill with click beetle.
Location: New Braunfels, Texas
July 19, 2013 3:11 pm
Hi bugman, I thought you might enjoy these photos of what I believe is a vine sphinx sharing the windowsill with a click beetle. I hoe you enjoy the photos! Thanks for such a wonderful website!
Signature: Michael

Vine Sphinx and Click Beetle

Vine Sphinx and Click Beetle

Hi Michael,
Thank you for submitting your image of a Vine Sphinx and a Click Beetle on the windowsill.  It seems you submitted a nearly identical photo, sans the Click Beetle, a few months ago.   We are speculating that perhaps they were attracted by a porch light.

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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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