alaus oculatus

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Alaus oculatus- the eastern eyed click beetle doing what it does best!

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 Over the summer, I got really into entomology and I started collecting insects and researching. I found this guy on a dead tree in my backyard as I was getting out of my car. This insect is called the Eastern-Eyed Click Beetle (Scientific Name: Alaus oculatus). They got their name from the loud CLICKING noise when they flip themselves upright if they are on their backs