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Black beetle - Melanactes densus

Black beetle - Melanactes densus
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Orange County, California, USA
May 21, 2006

Moved from Click Beetles.

Melanactes densus
These are one of the larger Elateridae in the California fauna.

Melanactes densus
May I acknowledge you for this ID at our web site?

That would be fine.
That would be fine.

guess larger
. . . comparing to venation of leaf.

Yes, you could be right (it was taken a long time ago!)

Nice Click Beetle!
Did you get a size?

Click beetle
Sorry, my primitive camera doesn't add the scale (why not? It doesn't stamp lat. and long. data either). I guess about 1cm