Click Beetle

5632   Found this guy in a piece of rotting wood in panhandle north Idaho.   Jeff 

This is a larva of a beetle, possibly that of Alaus oculatus, a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae); see http://tinyurl.com/ha7xyh9 for an image. These larvae are predaceous on other insects found in rotting wood or under bark of dead trees/logs. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.