Click Beetles

Adults are about 1/2 inch long, elongate and brown, sometimes with dark spots. The antennae are long and toothed.

Development. Eggs are laid in soil, and larvae complete development in about four weeks. The larvae then feed on the roots of plants. The adults live for several months but feed very little.

Habits. The adults can bend at the junction of the thorax and abdomen, and then snap back to a straight position, causing an audible snap. Because of this, they are commonly called click beetles. These beetles fly to UV light traps and indoor lights at night; they are often found in houses.

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