General Description

Body flat, long and dark brown. A click sound is produced when they flick into the air. Up to 2 cm long.


To escape predators, these beetles flick into the air with a distinct clicking sound. They are attracted to lights. Their larvae feed underground on plant roots and are called wireworms.


Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Wet and dry sclerophyll forests, woodlands, rainforest, arid and semi-arid grasslands.

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