|This is another fairly distinctive Click Beetle and another species for which there was little information on UK internet sites. It was photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter, Sherwood Forest on May 25th 2006 and was surprisingly approachable. The common name is extremely apt, as the beetle has the ability to flick itself upright should it fall onto it's back. It is able to do this by flexing a well developed joint between the first and second thoracic stermites. This also seems to be used as a defence mechanism if the beetle feels threatened. Belonging to the Elateridae family (Click Beetles) A. subfuscus is possibly fairly local in the UK.|
|UK distribution of Athous subfuscus|
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