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Do clerids eat ants? - Enoclerus

Do clerids eat ants? - Enoclerus
Shaw Nature Reserve near Gray Summit, Franklin County, Missouri, USA
May 24, 2009
Size: 7 mm, ant head <1 mm
Can someone ID and tell me about feeding habits of this beetle? The beetle appeared to have eaten the hapless Nylanderia whose parts lay strewn about nearby.

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let me guess... Enoclerus quadrisignatus?
i'm sure they would eat anything that moves -- if the size is right, that is :)
i'll ask Jacques for more feeding habits info; he's the man.

 
I dunno...
This could be E. rosmarus. Can't be certain at that angle, though.

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