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from outside. It has it's legs drawn up into pockets on the side of it's body.

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Sorry the picture is so big, I will try to edit any others that I post.

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EEEEWWWW! nope!


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We have a bug up here like that called : Alaus melanops aka (Western) Eyed Click Beatle.
Yours looks a little different, perhaps Alaus zunianus.
Here is a link where you can see all 4 species http://bugguide.net/node/view/264/tree
Just click a species and then images at the top.
Supposedly they have a survival machanism where (when placed on their back) they "click" an their body throws itself violently away from the predator.
Mabe thats why its legs contract soo close.
I assume yours must have been dead or close to it when you found it?.

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i agree, ewwwwwwwwww.


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Emerald #120913 Aug 30th, 2007 at 08:04 AM
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You are correct, a click beetle. It unfortunately died. :(
I hate for anything to die, I am a softy I guess.




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