Click beetle

Description
This beetle was collected by Major AB Gay in South America. Click beetles are able to produce a clicking sound. Clicking is used to avoid predation because the mechanism that produces the click enables the beetle to spring into the air.
Accession Loan No.
7/1931/164
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
click beetle
Simple Name
insect: beetle
Full Name
ELATERIDAE: non det.
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Gay, A B ?
Collection Area Region
South America
Collection Continent
Latin America and the Caribbean
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
ELATERIDAE

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