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Click Beetle - Agrypnus murinus Click beetles (sometimes called Skipjacks or Snapping Beetles) are so-called due to their habit, when threatened, attacked or overturned, of flicking themselves into the air &amp; emitting an audible click.<br />
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I found this one in a field of Oxeye Daisies gorging on nectar, which made a great backdrop for some photos and this little video which carries further information on this particular member of the family : <section class="video"><iframe width="448" height="282" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MceBg5Qdz9M?hd=1&autoplay=0&rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></section> Agrypnus murinus,Geotagged,Spring,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Click Beetle - Agrypnus murinus

Click beetles (sometimes called Skipjacks or Snapping Beetles) are so-called due to their habit, when threatened, attacked or overturned, of flicking themselves into the air & emitting an audible click.

I found this one in a field of Oxeye Daisies gorging on nectar, which made a great backdrop for some photos and this little video which carries further information on this particular member of the family :

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''Agrypnus murinus'' is a species of click beetle belonging to the family Elateridae subfamily Agrypninae. This beetle is present in most of Europe, in the East Palearctic ecozone, in the Near East and in Nearctic ecozone. The dark-brown larvae of this beetle develop in the soil, eating roots, worms and larvae of other insects.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Philip Booker
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Uploaded Aug 29, 2020. Captured May 27, 2020 18:27 in 5 Home Farm Rd, Brighton BN1 9HU, UK.
  • DSC-RX10M4
  • f/4.0
  • 1/800s
  • ISO100
  • 220mm