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Old Jul 20, 2004, 4:29 PM   #1
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Saw this fella in the garden today. Never seen a critter like this, anyone know what it is????
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Old Jul 20, 2004, 4:44 PM   #2
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I believe it is an eyed click beetle. very nice close up!!! how large was it? they can get to 2 inches long. their larvae are known as wireworms and can cause some damage to crops if left unchecked.

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Old Jul 20, 2004, 4:54 PM   #3
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It was about 2 inches in length. We've seen these White insect larvae on the bottom of the leaves and on the stems of the plant you see him on. Wondering if this is the guy that is putting them there?
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the larva are very long and skinny thus, the term wireworm. have you tried putting one of these click beetles on it's back and watch it snap itself to it's feet?? a big one like the one you shot should really get some real altitude on it's clicks.

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Sounds like we found our guy , As soon as i got done photographing him, he took off. Thanks for he info, hope you all enjoy the photo!



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