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Eyed Click Beetle

Alaus oculatus, the Eyed Click Beetle. I usually find this one at lights, but occasionally just out in the woods or on flowers. This one was crawling around beside a trail at Eno River State Park. The larvae are associated with decaying wood, especially that of deciduous trees, and are said to be predatory on other larvae that feed on the wood itself.

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Taken on May 5, 2010