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Click beetles (Elateridae)

Click beetles are so called because of the audible clicking noise they make when they flip themselves over when lying on their back. Some species feed on aphids, so they are a good thing to have around the garden, if aphids are a problem.

I am particularly indebted to Blaine Mathison who has identified the click beetles on this page.
Click beetle (Ampedus sp.)
Click beetle (Ampedus sp.)
Click beetle
Click beetle
Click beetle
Click beetle
Click beetle
Click beetle
Click beetle
Click beetle
Click beetle
Click beetle
Click beetle on hawthorn
Click beetle on hawthorn
Click beetle (Elateridae)
Click beetle (Elateridae)
Eyed elator (Alaus oculatus), a click beetle
Eyed elator (Alaus oculatus), a click beetle
Eyed elator (Alaus oculatus), a Click beetle
Eyed elator (Alaus oculatus), a Click beetle
Click beetle, possibly Ampedus sanguinipennis
Click beetle, possibly Ampedus sanguinipennis
Click beetle (Ampedus apicatus or A. sanguinipennis)
Click beetle (Ampedus apicatus or A. sanguinipennis)
Click beetle  (Ampedus linteus)
Click beetle (Ampedus linteus)
Click beetle, possible Ampedus sp.
Click beetle, possible Ampedus sp.
Click beetle (Melanotus sp.)
Click beetle (Melanotus sp.)
Click beetle (Melanotus sp.)
Click beetle (Melanotus sp.)
Click beetle (Melanotus sp.)
Click beetle (Melanotus sp.)
Click beetle, probably Melanotus leonard
Click beetle, probably Melanotus leonard
Click beetle, probably  Melanotus leonard
Click beetle, probably Melanotus leonard
Click beetle, probably Melanotus leonard
Click beetle, probably Melanotus leonard
Click beetle (Sylvanelater cylindriformis)
Click beetle (Sylvanelater cylindriformis)
Click beetle,  possibly Sylvanelater cylindriformis
Click beetle, possibly Sylvanelater cylindriformis
Click beetle (Sylvanelater cylindriformis)
Click beetle (Sylvanelater cylindriformis)
Click beetle (Sylvanelater cylindriformis)
Click beetle (Sylvanelater cylindriformis)