My landlady showed me this insect today, it was on the side of her wooden house. When she first removed it I thought she was going to eat it, but she wanted to show me how it clicks it's head, when it does this on the side of her house she can hear the tapping sound that it makes. I'm always out in the garden with my camera, I'm sure she thinks I quite 'barmy', but there is so much to discover here. Anyway she passed this insect to me, so I managed to take a few photos before placing it back. I certainly would'nt know where to start to try and identify it so hope someone can give me an i.d
Click beetles: if they’ve landed on their back they can jump up in the air making a loud click to right themselves. They also do this to avoid predator. They do this by snapping a spine on the prosternum into a corresponding notch on the mesosternum.