Eyed Click Beetle Alaus oculatus (Linnaeus, 1758)  Synonyms: Eastern Eyed Click Beetle,  Elater oculatus,  Eyed Elater.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Coleoptera   >   Family Elateridae   >   Genus Alaus   

Status:

Widespread in the eastern U.S. in deciduous and mixed woods.

Description:

Compare similar Blind Click Beetle.

Relationships:

Larvae prey upon other beetle larvae, including longhorn beetles, in rotting wood.

There are 51 records in the project database.

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An Eyed Click Beetle in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/9/2016). Photo by Rob Holtz. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/18/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Howard Co., Maryland (5/19/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle at Fort Smallwood, Maryland (5/13/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/28/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Howard Co., Maryland (6/1/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/14/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle (close-up) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/28/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Philip Brody. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Washington Co., Maryland (6/20/2013). Photo by Amy Allen. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Harford Co., Maryland (6/24/2017). Photo by John Rinker. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Somerset Co., Maryland (5/26/2015). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/28/2015). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Charles Co., Maryland (5/24/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Harford Co., Maryland (7/31/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/6/2014). Photo by Seth Metheny. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/8/2018). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle found by students at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/7/2014). First record for Baltimore County for the project. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Carroll Co., Maryland (6/29/2014). Photo by Jackie Leister. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle collected in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/23/1984). Photo by Frank Guarnieri. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Talbot Co., Maryland (6/16/2015). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/27/2017). Verified by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/13/2013). Photo by Michael Patterson. (MBP list)

An Eyed Click Beetle in Kent Co., Maryland (6/30/2014). Photo by Matt Redman. (MBP list)

Eyed Click Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/29/2017). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)


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