any of a family (Elateridae) of beetles that, when on their backs, can usually spring up with a clicking sound
Any of numerous beetles of the family Elateridae, characterized by the ability to right themselves from an overturned position by flipping into the air with a clicking sound. Also called snapping beetle.
(plural click beetles)
- Any of various beetles of the family Elateridae, generally less than 20 mm long, which if turned upside down, flip themselves into the air with a clicking sound.