Beetle - Click - Agriotes Lineatus
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 21st June 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Beetle - Click - Agriotes Lineatus.
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Agriotes lineatus. Possibly!
Over 9350 species known worldwide.
Coleoptera.
Elateroidea.
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Larvae are called wireworms and live on dead organisms.
Pollen, nectar, grasses and flowers. 
Parks, grassland and gardens
May - July
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.