Sunday, 9 July 2017

Eastern-eyed click beetle...

Have you ever got that feeling that something's watching you? Well, I looked down on our stoep and immediately saw two "eyes" looking right back at me. This is the eastern-eyed click beetle, and it has false eye markings on its back to scare away predators. It is a rather large insect at almost two inches or five centimetres in length. Despite being rather common and its large size, this was the first time that I'd come across this type of beetle in the USA or anywhere, for that matter. :)

A closer view of this striking beetle.

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