Species: Click beetle - unnamed 1 (Limonius poneli)

Family: Click beetles (ELATERIDAE)

Category: Insects (Other)

Location: One Sighting

A. Insects (Other)

More extensive information on insects can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Click beetles (ELATERIDAE)

There are about 30 species of click beetles found in Britain. They tend to have a long and straight or slightly curved outline. Many are strikingly-coloured, others are drab. They are named for their ability to jump with an obvious 'click' sound.

Most click beetles are larval root-feeders, with some being agricultural pests known as 'wireworms'.

C. Click beetle - unnamed 1 (Limonius poneli)

Records for this small (approximately 25 millimetres long) species of click beetle go back no further than the early 1990s, therefore little is known of its distribution nationally. It is found in most habitats.


Click beetle - unnamed 1

The small beetle, Limonius poneli is found in most habitats.

(Photo credit: Stuart MA Ball.)