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Hello,
Not the first time writing. For some reason I'm paying more attention to bugs now then ever. It's around 11pm. Northern Delaware.  3rd floor, townhouse,  saw this on the stairwell just hanging out and still hanging out. I'm too much of a wuss to kill it or do anything except take pics for you. Is this a ground big. It looks dark brown to black.  About an inch . Thanks in advance.

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This looks to me like a click beetle (Family Elateridae) Serenity.  If you still have it there is a test to tell if it is. Click beetles have a marvelous method to right themselves. Turn it over. If it is a click beetle it will move its legs rapidly and then arch its body and with a snap shoot up in the air.  If it doesn't land on its feet it will keep doing this until it does. You can also look up the Family and see some photos. Anyway it is harmless

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Walter Hintz

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I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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