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Agrypnus murinus

Posted by
daniela scharnowski (Berlin, Germany) on 13 June 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

or simply a mousegrey click beetle taking a sunbath =)
This species is very common in central europe, as for siberia and northern america - they are about 12-17mm.
They´re named after their fabulous feature - the click mechanism.

"A spine on the prosternum can be snapped into a corresponding notch on the mesosternum, producing a violent "click" which 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. There are about 9300 known species worldwide."
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I am really sorry not to have so much time to visit back and comment your pics on a daily basis, too much work. I´ll do my best but times flies even more these days.

Panasonic DMC-FZ38 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 200 60 mm

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Panasonic DMC-FZ38
1/60 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
60 mm

insect
beetle
macro
5dpt
sigma-lsa
2010