All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Click Beetle</strong>
<em>Melanotus</em> spp.
Oak Ridge, TN
June 11, 2008

We collected this click beetle by shaking the branch of a shrub over a beat sheet at Science Camp. These beetles are fun to watch. If they get turned upside down, t...
Click Beetle
Melanotus spp.
Oak Ridge, TN
June 11, 2008

We collected this click beetle by shaking the branch of a shrub over a beat sheet at Science Camp. These beetles are fun to watch. If they get turned upside down, they can rapidly flip their hinged thorax and abdomen to turn themselves upright again. Note the deep groove between the thorax and abdomen.

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