Click-beetle

Description
Beetles in this family are able to produce a clicking sound, though the mechanism varies between species. Clicking is used to avoid predation because the mechanism that produces the click enables the beetle to spring into the air.
Accession Loan No.
146/2000/1
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
click-beetle
Simple Name
insect: beetle
Full Name
ELATERIDAE: non det.:
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
[Ellis]
Collection County
[Mid- or South America]
Collection Continent
America, Southern
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
ELATERIDAE

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