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Chalcolepidius viridipilis Click beetle at the edge of a dense mixed (oak-hickory-pine) forest. Near fallen pines.<br />
Elytra are grooved, while antennae are pectinate. Body has a green shimmer/sparkle. End of abdomen appears furry.<br />
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Made a &quot;clicking&quot; noise and snapping body posture when I attempted to flip it! <br />
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Note: &quot;Viridipilis&quot; translates (from Latin) to &quot;green hair&quot;. This species has green pubescence!<br />
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Elytra are grooved, while antennae are pectinate. Body has a green shimmer/sparkle.<br />
<br />
Made a &quot;clicking&quot; noise and snapping body posture when I attempted to flip it! <br />
<br />
Note: &quot;Viridipilis&quot; translates (from Latin) to &quot;green hair&quot;. This species has green pubescence!<br />
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Chalcolepidius viridipilis

Click beetle at the edge of a dense mixed (oak-hickory-pine) forest. Near fallen pines.
Elytra are grooved, while antennae are pectinate. Body has a green shimmer/sparkle. End of abdomen appears furry.

Made a "clicking" noise and snapping body posture when I attempted to flip it!

Note: "Viridipilis" translates (from Latin) to "green hair". This species has green pubescence!

Chalcolepidius viridipilis Click beetle at the edge of a dense mixed (oak-hickory-pine) forest. Near fallen pines.<br />
Elytra are grooved, while antennae are pectinate. Body has a green shimmer/sparkle.<br />
<br />
Made a "clicking" noise and snapping body posture when I attempted to flip it! <br />
<br />
Note: "Viridipilis" translates (from Latin) to "green hair". This species has green pubescence!<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/80476/chalcolepidius_viridipilis.html Chalcolepidius viridipilis,Geotagged,Spring,United States

    comments (6)

  1. Lisa, what is pubescence? Posted 3 months ago
    1. short, fine hairs (slight fuzziness) :) So there are iridescent, greenish hairs on the surface (you can see them in the photos a bit) Posted 3 months ago, modified 3 months ago
      1. Nice, thank you! Posted 3 months ago
  2. I love the shimmer! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks! It was very cool!
      I didn't realize that this was a rare find until one of the click beetle experts on BugGuide told me he was envious!
      Posted 3 months ago
      1. Awesome! Posted 3 months ago

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A species of beetle in the Elateridae family.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jun 14, 2019. Captured Jun 13, 2019 03:35 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/181s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm