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Bioblitz-LowerWallop2012

Observed: 27th May 2012 By: odo777
Shropshire Wildlife Trust
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2012-05-27 11.58.19
Description:

Medium sized black beetle (c1.5cm long) found on vegetation near semi ancient wood.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

snail-killer

This one has a rather gruesome way with snails, see the account on the Watford Coleoptera Group site:
http://www.thewcg.org.uk/silphidae/0238G.htm

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odo777's picture

snail-killer

Thanks for the link and ID Martin. I don't think much of this species eating habits! Very gruesome.