These brown to black elongated, flattened beetles’ range between ½” to 2” long, depending on the species. The click beetle can be bright colored or luminescent and get their name from the clicking noise they make if they get stuck on their back and are trying to flip back over.
When trying to flip over, the click beetle does a snapping maneuver between the first and second sections of the thorax. This allows the beetle to launch itself several inches high, flip over and will generally land upright on their feet.
Female click beetles burrow into the ground to lay her eggs near the base of a plant. In 2-3 weeks, the eggs will hatch feeding on plant roots or insects before molting and emerging in the spring. The click beetle larvae resemble mealworms or grubs and are sometimes referred to as wireworms.
Most click beetles are nocturnal. You can find them hiding during the day in the soil, decaying wood or in cracks and crevices. At night you can often see their luminescent eye spots on the top of their head, up to 100 feet away.
If you are experiencing click beetles or any other insect, call Safe Earth Pest Control today. We have a plan that fits your needs. 214-321-2847