Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Eyed Click Beetle

I took this photo yesterday. It landed with a thump on the deck beside me.  Never saw it before.  It was one big bug.  Those dark circles that look like eyes aren't. They're meant to intimidate. It worked!

A "click" beetle because it flips itself from upsidedown to rightsideup by jumping into the air, accompanied by a click sound:

A neat photo of its wings from WhatsThatBug.com:


1 comment:

Angela and Melinda said...

Wow, love this! Better Click Beetles than ticks (aargh).