TITLE

Deathwatch Beetle

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Deathwatch Beetle, a beetle that produces a ticking sound by tapping its jaw on wood during the mating season. The sound has given rise to a superstition that it foretells death. The beetle's body is light brown to black, cylindrical, and 0.04 to 0.35 inches (1 to 9 mm) long.
ACCESSION #
37309996

 

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