In politics tactics are important. Even if this goes against the grain many deep ecology people, it is important at least that they do not turn against those few supporters who are tactically minded.
~Arne Naess ~


The Eyed Click Beetle is the largest of the 800 or so North American click beetles, with some individuals nearing two inches in length. It occurs across much of the eastern United States. The larvae live in logs and prey on other insect larvae; the appearance of click beetle larvae suggests their other name - wireworms.

Eyed Click Beetle
Photo: Mike Habeck.

The click beetle name arises from their ability, when placed on their backs, to draw their abdomens up, then suddenly down. This action, coupled with a clicking sound, sends them flying into the air, often landing on their feet.