Alaus myops

Blind Elater

Alaus myops, Blind Click Beetle photo from Mississippi

Family: Elateridae

Subfamily: Agrypninae

Length: 20 - 42 mm


This beetle is less striking than the Eyed Elater, Alaus oculatus. It is shorter, narrower, and less boldly patterned. Its range is more southern than that of the Eyed Elater.

Two miles north of the village of House, Neshoba County, Mississippi.

GPS data: 32.6498, -89.0223. Elevation 163 meters.

Alaus myops lateral view, Blind Elater (Click Beetles)