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Ground beetle that hunts for snails. 2 to 2.2 cm long. The narrow head and extended mouth parts allow the beetle to reach farther into a snails shell to consume the entire soft body. The abdomen appears glossy when wet and it was raining that day.
Spotted on an unused gravel road that serviced power poles. Dense mixed forest.
Lat: 47.53, Long: -121.99
Spotted on Sep 9, 2019
Submitted on Sep 10, 2019
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