Agrypnus murinus (NL: Muisgrijze kniptor / EN: Agrypnus murinus / DE: Mausgraue Schnellkäfer, Mausgrauer Sandschnellkäfer / FR: Taupin farceur) is a species of click beetle belonging to the family Elateridae. This beetle is present in most of Europe, in the East Palearctic ecozone, in the Near East and in Nearctic ecozone. The dark- brown larvae of this beetle develop in the soil, eating roots, worms and larvae of other insects. The adults grow up to 10–17 millimetres long and can mostly be encountered from late April through June. The whole body is grey-brown with greysh points and is covered with a thick pubescence, while legs and antennae are mainly reddish or dark-brown.
Image: Wijnegem (BE) – 20/05/2012
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