Click Beetle Ctenicera pectinicornis (Fabricius, 1775)

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Classification Coleoptera Family: Elateridae

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Size: 14 to 17 mm

Description Relatively Large, unicolourous green metallic beetle with distinctive ridges running along elytra with sparse covering of hairs. An indented dip line pn the centre of the pronotum i can be seen Males have strongly toothed antennae that are longer then the head and pronotum, females have simpler, shorter, segmented antennae.

Similars Ctenicera cuprea is similar males of this species don't have such extreme pectinate antennae. The females are more difficult to distinguish with C. cuprea having less pronounced dentate antennae and C. pectinicornis females having longer projections.

Phenology Spring and summer.



Habitat Flower meadows on grasses and flowers.

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