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ID needed [a: click beetle]

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  1. Ny_momma

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Wed Jul 16 2014 8:38:35

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    Found this yesterday in a bedroom of my house. What the heck is it?

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Wed Jul 16 2014 8:43:32

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    Its 100% not bedbug or bedbug related.

    I don't recognise it as common to my part of the world though.

    Hope that at least sets the bedbug fear aside.

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  3. loubugs

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Wed Jul 16 2014 10:16:56

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    Looks like an elaterid beetle, one of the click beetles. If on its back, it is able to right itself by a locking mechanism between the thorax and abdomen that is quickly unlocked, resulting in catapulting the beetle from one place to another.

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