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Click beetle with FANciful antenna :)Taken at night in Singapore.

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Insects in the family Elateridae are commonly called click beetles (or "typical click beetles" to distinguish them from the related Cerophytidae and Eucnemidae). Other names include elaters, snapping beetles, spring beetles or skipjacks. This family was defined by William Elford Leach (1790-1836) in 1815. They are a cosmopolitan beetle family characterized by the unusual click mechanism they possess. There are a few closely related families in which a few members have the same mechanism, but all elaterids can click. A spine on the prosternum can be snapped into a corresponding notch on the mesosternum, producing a violent "click" that can bounce the beetle into the air. Clicking is mainly used to avoid predation, although it is also useful when the beetle is on its back and needs to right itself. There are about 9300 known species worldwide,[1] and 965 valid species in North America.

Click beetles can be large and colorful, but most are under 2 centimeters long and dull in coloration and patterning. The adults are typically nocturnal and phytophagous, but rarely of economic importance. On hot nights they may enter houses, but are not pests. Click beetle larvae, called wireworms, are usually saprophagous, living on dead organisms, but some species are serious agricultural pests, and others are active predators of other insect larvae. Some elaterid species are bioluminescent in both larval and adult form, such as those of the genus Pyrophorus.

Larvae are slender, elongate, cylindrical or somewhat flattened, with relatively hard bodies, somewhat resembling mealworms. The three pairs of legs on the thoracic segments are short and the last abdominal segment is, as is frequently the case in beetle larvae, directed downwards and may serve as a terminal proleg in some species. The ninth segment, the rearmost, is pointed in larvae of Agriotes, Dalopius and Melanotus, but is bifid due to a so-called caudal notch in Selatosomus (formerly Ctenicera), Limonius, Hypnoides and Athous species.[3] The dorsum of the ninth abdominal segment may also have sharp processes, such as in the Oestodini, including the genera Drapetes and Oestodes. Although some species complete their development in one year (e.g. Conoderus), wireworms usually spend three or four years in the soil, feeding on decaying vegetation and the roots of plants, and often causing damage to agricultural crops such as potato, strawberry, corn, and wheat.[4][5] The subterranean habits of wireworms, their ability to quickly locate food by following carbon dioxide gradients produced by plant material in the soil,[6] and their remarkable ability to recover from illness induced by insecticide exposure (sometimes after many months),[7] make it hard to exterminate them once they have begun to attack a crop. Wireworms can pass easily through the soil on account of their shape and their propensity for following pre-existing burrows,[8] and can travel from plant to plant, thus injuring the roots of multiple plants within a short time. Methods for pest control include crop rotation and clearing the land of insects before sowing.

Other subterranean creatures such as the leatherjacket grub of crane flies which have no legs, and geophilid centipedes, which may have over two hundred, are sometimes confounded with the six-legged wireworms.
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StitchyMimikyu Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Sup! :)
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Microscopics-UNTD Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Student Interface Designer
This is so frikin cute! 
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Microscopics-UNTD Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Why hasn't this won a Daily Deviation yet!? #dailydeviation
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SparkingAround Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
OMG SHO COOT!!!
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HevanaLima Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amaaaaaaazing
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Xaniell Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Truth is indeed stranger than fiction...
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Jojodyne Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Fantastic shot of an amazing animal! Congrats!
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Wow, such an amazing insect, and a very excellent capture :wow::love::wow:
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Andorada Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
cool shot!!
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BichoBolita Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
WOW!!!! Amazing, made me smile
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JMPorter Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You could not imagine the scream I would let out if I was sitting at a café sipping coffee in Singapore and THAT.THING. Landed on me! Very interesting, but they can keep it!
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Andorada Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
:D:D
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LiinaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. You are lucky! :)
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
What a nifty little bug! Lovely shot!
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lost-nomad07 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What a freaky looking bug. Great capture!
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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Fantastic capture!
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FROG-and-TOAD Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
I absolutely LOVE it ! :)

Frog
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ChristyReserva Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This made my day! :D
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Chibi-Fisch Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
This beetle is FABULOUS! :iconmonkeydancerplz:
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Paulina-AP Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
"Hey. What's up?"

Such a pretty creature :D
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
whoa! that's quite a character. :) beautiful
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Thank you! :)
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Photokaty Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
cute<3 funny bug^^
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Thank you! :)
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Scrapper-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, you could say he's all ears! :D
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Hahaha :)
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Scrapper-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a neat bug! Thanks for sharing this! :)
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
You are welcome :)
 Thanks! :)
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mishkuu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
so awesome!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Thank you !:)
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Nothin-to-Hyde Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You never cease to surprise me.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Thank you !:)
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kitten-in-a-hat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Such an amazing shot! So much character with perfect colour. Inspiring stuff!!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Thank you !:)
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Michawolf13 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow pretty long lashes!:wow:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
:)
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Bryd013 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Never saw a pair of antennae like that before :omg: Good one :thumbsup:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thank you! :)
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Bryd013 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome ;)
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Silver-Glazed-Donut Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Great photography! :D What a creepy little guy... Are those little fangs that I am seeing?... :wow:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
No no no :) Those are its pretty antenna :)
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Silver-Glazed-Donut Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
There's something below the eyes... It looks like teeny fangs. :D
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Ahh... you meant that, sorry :) I think those were part of its legs :)
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PythonIt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow impressive bug xD
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thank you! :)
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IanabelleIsaK Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Totally amazing!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thank you! :)
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PepperLady Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Oh my... this is so awesome! I love this guy ^^ his pose is great and you shot him perfectly!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thank you! :)
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