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Snail-killer Carabid, Scaphinotus angusticollis
Snail-killer Carabid, Scaphinotus angusticollis
The Snail-killer Carabid is a large, flightless ground beetle with a long face and narrow head which is suited to eating snails from the shell. It is found along the west coast of North America and is one of numerous species of boat-backed beetles of the genus Scaphinotus. Most members of this genus live in moist forests and are active at night.

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