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Big Blue Ground Beetle larva - Dicaelus

Big Blue Ground Beetle larva - Dicaelus
Twin Creeks Science Center, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA
August 8, 2008
Size: 17mm
Another view.
We have several beetle larvae resembling this one in the guide, and there has been some debate about their identity as to family:

Phil Harpootlian, when consulted during the BugGuide 2008 Swarm, opined that this is a carabid larva. (Beetle expert David Maddison, in comments to the Flickr image here states he believes this is a Dicaelus.)

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Moved from Larvae. (Beetle expert David Maddison, in comments to the Flickr image here states he believes this is a Dicaelus.)

Larger Galerita larva?
Aside from being bulkier, and bluer, this looks very much like the images that have been identified as larvae of Galerita, the false bombardier beetles.

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Moved from Ground Beetles.

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