Alaus oculatus - Eyed Click Beetle

padkison

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Found this guy in the woods today. Those pincers you see in the second picture work. You can see where it bit me a little to the right of the beetle.



 

P.jasonius

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I caught one of those this week camping, the amount of force they exert 'clicking' is amazing.
I can't believe it bit you! We can't all be bug-whisperers, I guess.
 

Widowman10

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wow! very nice looking click beetle! :drool: wish i had one...
 

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That pic gives me a nostalgic feeling. The last time I saw one of those was as a boy playing at my grandparents in Alabama. They seemed huge back then. :)
 

beetleman

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very cool beetle! we have those down here in fla. aswell,but not common though.(way too much building going on)
 

Mr. Mordax

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Nice find! Once again, I'm jealous from Oregon's boring selection of native inverts. :clap:

I've seen little click beetles somewhere (maybe here, maybe northern California), but nothing that big.
 
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