Ruby Click Beetle from Baja California Sur, Mexico

Subject: Big beetle
Location: Baja California Sur
November 6, 2015 5:01 pm
Can you please tell me what this is? It landed in our backyard in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
Signature: Cheryl Connors

Click Beetle
Click Beetle

Dear Cheryl,
This is a Click Beetle in the family Elateridae, and it resembles
Ampedus sanguinipennis that is pictured on BugGuide.  We suspect it may be a member of the same genus.

Update:  Ruby Click Beetle
Thanks to a comment from coleopterist Dr. Arthur Evans, we now know that this is the Ruby Click Beetle,
Chalcolepidius rubripennis, a species depicted on Whole Sale Insects.

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