Click Beetle

Click Beetle

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Caption: A species of Amazonian Click Beetle probably of genus Chalcolepidius, Family Elateridae. These beetles have a unique mechanism between the prothorax and mesothorax that permits them to forcibly snap themselves several centimeters into the air. The larvae of some species are known as wireworms. Photo Loreto, Peru.

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Keywords: amazon, amazonian click beetle, animal, arthropod, arthropoda, beetle, chalcolepidius, click beetle, coleoptera, elateridae, fauna, insect, insecta, peru fauna, south america fauna, south american fauna, wireworm

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