Athous haemorrhoidalis - Athous haemorrhoidalis
Approximately 15 mm long, this brown beetle has elytra covered in fine brown hairs.
Found in hedgerows and meadows. The adults can be found on various types of vegetation.
May to August.
Like all click beetles, it can flick itself into the air when laid on its back - an action which makes a click sound. The larvae feed on roots and can become a pest of root crops.
Common throughout Britain
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 162 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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