Definition of click beetle in English:

click beetle

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noun

  • A long, narrow beetle which can spring up with a click as a means of startling predators and escaping. Its larva is the wireworm. Also called skipjack.
    • Family Elateridae: numerous genera
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    • Wireworms, the larvae of click beetles, cause damage in corn fields by feeding on seed prior to and shortly following germination.
    • Similar to northern West Virginia, click beetles were major prey of bats at LUZ and 35% of beetle claws extracted from the GFSP colony guano were later identified to this family.
    • Hamilton noted that E. fuscus in northern West Virginia also preyed substantially on insect pests (e.g., click beetles, Elateridae).

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