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Eyed Click Beetle

Alaus oculatus

Description:

25–45 millimetres (1.0–1.8 in) in length. It is found in Central and North America. Their diet consists of nectar and plant juice. The larva's diet consists of grubs and wood-boring beetles. (wiki)

Habitat:

Deciduous/mixed forests and woodlands (bugguide)

Notes:

Found this damaged click beetle on a hot day in the middle of a large asphalt parking lot. I had not seen this species before and was amazed by the size and beauty. I had no hopes it would survive based on the amount of damage. Well, I'm not sure where but I read that they like watermelon so I took it home with me after work a gave it a nice chunk before setting it free in the back yard.

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ulvalactuca77
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ulvalactuca77

Freehold Borough, New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Jun 7, 2012
Submitted on Jun 7, 2014

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