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We've had the biggest invasion of the noisy beetles this year. They must be awfully clumsy or easily disoriented. When they get turned over onto their backs they click or snap their backs in trying to return to an (as our little daughter once said) upside right position. This propels their bodies into the air but without sufficient force to turn them upside right. Those with bodies about an inch long can make plenty of racket on a tile floor. There are some tonight sounding as though they're at least twice that long. Normally, they don't snap very often. The other night one was too close to a burner on top of the cook stove. When Grandma Charlotte turned the burner on that critter really put on a rodeo. It looked like a saddle bronc trying to unseat its rider.