Click Beetle

Agriotes acuminatus


Over all length 6 to 8mm. A small brown click beetle that is darker on the pronotum than the elytra. The legs and antennae are more or less the same colour as the elytra.


Woodland edge, hedgerows, grassland and scrub. The adults feed on a range of plants eating soft leaves pollen and nectar, especially Hawthorn and umbellifers. The larvae feed on roots underground.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in most of England and Wales, less so in Scotland and highlands. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to July.