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Eyed Click Beetle

Alaus Oculatus


Large beetle with huge eyespots on the pronotum. they make a loud clicking sound and can jump as high as 6 inches if turned on their back. They are considered a beneficial insect because their larvae, wireworms, are voracious predators.


On a bridge rail over a creek in a city park.

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1 Comment

beaker98 5 years ago

I love finding these! Great shots

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 18, 2015
Submitted on Jun 19, 2015

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