Like all members of the Elateridae family, Click beetles get their name from the sound they make when they flip themselves upright. The loud click is made when they snap a 'spine' under their thorax. This propels them into the air and helps turn them right-side-up if they are on their backs. It may also aid in deterring predators from completing an attack.
Larvae (called 'wireworms') live in decaying plants and eat other insects living in the soil. Adults do not eat very much, though the larvae of wood-boring beetles have been consumed. Adults are often found on pruned trees from spring through autumn. It is not uncommon to see them flying from tree to tree in deciduous forests.