Specimen 161 | Eyed Elator Click Beetle
Click beetles are so called because of the audible sound their bodies make when they right themselves after having been flipped over—kinda like a tiddly wink. Large, fake eye spots on their thorax probably scare birds and other predators.
to the Museum of York County
for their generous permission to paint right there in their Naturalist Center—so I could experience these beautiful creations up close and personal.
Specimen NC 161
Eyed Elator Click Beetle
oil & gold leaf on wood
3.25 x 5.25 in