Click Beetle

Category: Miscellaneous

Scientific Name: Elateridae


Color: Black or brown, sometimes with some orange color.

Size: 1/16 of an inch to 1 3/4 of an inch

Region: Found in the United States and Canada

Important Considerations:

  • Adults are attracted to lights at night.
  • Some species are destructive because they feed on the roots of grass, plants, garden plants and crops.
  • They get their name from their ability to click or snap their body into the air when the are upside down.

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

They live in trees or shrubs and can be found under bark or decaying logs.