Eyed Elater

Subject:  Flying bug
Geographic location of the bug:  New Milford, CT
Date: 06/09/2019
Time: 01:10 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This big guy flew into me as I was walking by and clung to my shirt. I brushed him off and I may have killed him!
How you want your letter signed:  Jackie

Eyed Elater

Dear Jackie,
The Eyed Elater is harmless.  It is the largest Click Beetle in North America.

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  1. Just found one today, February 1st, 2020 in Greenville, SC. He’s moving about just a little. I though he may have been hibernating and fell out of a tree or something. I’ve put him back outside on my deck in a sheltered spot under a potted fig tree. Will he survive the winter which, this year, has been quite mild.


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