Reindeer Beetle

“Reindeer Beetle” is not the official name of this click beetle, but my kids thought it was the best name! The male uses these huge feathery antennae for detecting females. I found two males today in two different places, so this is obviously their season. I found a female beetle last June (see here).

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Coleoptera: Elateridae (click beetles)
Pectocera fortunei = hige-kometsuki

Location: Edge of a field near Genkai New Town (google map)

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