Ampedus semicinctus

and Ampedus sp.

Click Beetle

Ampedus semicinctus photo, Click Beetle


Family: Elateridae

Subfamily: Elaterinae

The larvae of beetles in this genus feed on rotting wood. The adults are typically found under bark, or sometimes on flowers.

The beetle pictured at left is Ampedus semicinctus.


Click Beetle, genus Ampedus


Right: This Ampedus sp. was living under bark.

Insects of West Virginia