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Grain Beetle?

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#1 Offline AntsMAN - Posted May 7 2016 - 3:44 PM

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See it running away from my meal worm containers. My best guess was some sort of grain beetle. I don't see any signs of anymore.

It's about 8mm long.

 

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#2 Offline LC3 - Posted May 7 2016 - 5:30 PM

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That looks more like a click beetle to me, I don't know what they eat or a lot about their basic biology. You can find them outside quite easily.

 

Just to make sure, Hold the beetle and if it "flicks" itself and makes a clicking noise via this movement it's probably a click beetle.


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#3 Offline gcsnelling - Posted May 8 2016 - 3:21 AM

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Yup Elateridae.







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