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Old 06-19-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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corn Very cool looking insect

Hello Could I get help identifying this insect?
It is really cool looking. Look at those eyes!
Thank you!
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:33 PM   #2
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It looks like what I used to call a click beetle when I was a kid but not sure what it is exactly
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:10 PM   #3
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It looks like one of the creations you'd find in Havalotta's garden. Is it real?
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The big eyes are faked to ward off predators. Little real eyes on the front near antenna.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:24 PM   #5
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At the end of this video is a large grey click beetle that looks just like your picture.

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Old 06-19-2013, 03:37 PM   #6
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Very interesting
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:20 PM   #7
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At the end of this video is a large grey click beetle that looks just like your picture.

Click Beetles - YouTube
Cool Gloria! I tried a search on bug net but couldn't find it do you happen to know it's classification?
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #8
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Eyed click beetle/alaus oculatus
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This insect was about an inch long and it
Was several feet off the ground on an old
Ornamental grass seed head. I don't think
It is a click beetle.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:42 PM   #10
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ooo, Ellen, I think you do have a click beetle. They are one of my all time favorite bugs. FYI, there are several species of click beetles.

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