6437. Found crawling along the patio … about the size of a common black ant, which I thought it was initially; however, when provoked it jumped several inches in the air. Caught this one and two others, and found they seemed to be coming out from under a garden shed, that is adjacent to our patio. Simply wondering what this is, whether it is harmful in any way, or perhaps a predator to other insects. Thanks. Kitchener, Ontario. Canada
Number 6437. This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae); the larvae of some species are known as wireworms. Click here for an example.