Isorhipis obliqua

False Click Beetle

Isorhipis obliqua, False Click Beetle photo

Family: Eucnemidae

Subfamily: Melasinae

Length: 4-7 mm


Females in the genus Isorhipis have saw-toothed antennae, while the males have striking fan-like or comb-like antennae.

Like a Click Beetle, an Isorhipis that finds itself on its back can click and spring itself into the air, eventually landing right side up.

Isorhipis obliqua larvae feed on the branches of Sugar Maple, American Beech, and American Hornbeam, and pupate there.

Note: This page is both the Isorhipis obliqua page, and the family page for Eucnemidae.

Insects of West Virginia