any of numerous beetles of the family Elateridae, having the ability to spring up with a clicking sound when placed on their backs.
any beetle of the family Elateridae, which have the ability to right themselves with a snapping movement when placed on their backs Also called snapping beetle, skipjack See also wireworm


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