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Snail-killer Carabid - Scaphinotus angusticollis

Snail-killer Carabid - Scaphinotus angusticollis
Victoria, (Mount Douglas Park), British Columbia, Canada
September 9, 2005
And here is the last thing a snail sees when it bumps into one of these creatures.

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Snail-killer Carabid - Scaphinotus angusticollis Snail-killer Carabid - Scaphinotus angusticollis

Neat!
They are cool beetles:-) Hey, welcome to Bugguide, Loucas, and thank you for sharing images from your neck of the woods!

 
Thank you Eric
I have been using BugGuide for a while now as a reference for insect identification and I have found it an excellent and fun source of information. I decided to give something back by sharing some pictures of the insects that I run into all the time but may be relatively unknown in other parts of North America. Also, despite the fact that they are common in my area does not necessarily mean that I always know much about them. Our local camel crickets have now become an intriguing subject for me and it all started with my BugGuide posting of their picture -- and you pointing me in the right direction. In the process of poking around for them I have come across a fascinating community of forest litter creatures previously unknown to me. And the adventure and learning goes on and on from there. So, I guess I am the one who should be thankful.