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Click Beetles

Posted by Kelly Allsup - Bugs

Top 5 Facts: The Eyed Click Beetle: Good Bug

Alaus oculatus

Picture taken by Tony Dorley of Normal

1. Picture Taken In suburban Washington DC in May (Range Eastern United States to Texas)

2. White Spots are “false eyes” and considered adaptions to scare off predators

3. When placed on back or attacked will bend body in half making it click and jump or fly off.

4. The Click beetle is attracted to nectar, leaf sap or porch lights.

5. Larvae are predators on wood boring insects.

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