Click beetle

Click beetle

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Credit: ARLYN EVANS/AGSTOCKUSA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Click beetle. Macrophotograph of an unidentified click beetle (family Elatridae) resting on a leaf. Members of this group are found throughout northern Europe and the USA. The click beetle possesses a mechanism which allows it to right itself when upside down. The head is snapped back with a large force and a loud click, propelling the beetle through the air. Magnification unknown.

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Keywords: adult, animal, click beetle, coleopteran, elatridae, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, leaf, macrophotograph, nature, plant, single, solitary, wildlife, zoology

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