click beetle

click beetle

6154  Hello,  Found this 5mm long insect (photos attached) indoors in Southern Ontario this month (Oct)   Any idea what it is?  Adam

This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae), possibly in the genus Aeolus – see https://tinyurl.com/y8lo5jr7 for an example. Just an accidental intruder, it will do no harm.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.