Black Snail Beetle 1

Black Snail Beetle 1

Observation - Black Snail Beetle 1 - UK and Ireland. Description: A large shiny black beetle with long head, strong ridges on wing cases and rounded shoulders (front edge of pronotum). It eats snails. Using the key to Silphidae found in Amateur Entomologists' Society, Beetle News vol. 1 issue 3: http://www.amentsoc.org/

A large shiny black beetle with long head, strong ridges on wing cases and rounded shoulders (front edge of pronotum). It eats snails. Using the key to Silphidae found in Amateur Entomologists' Society, Beetle News vol. 1 issue 3: http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/ - thank you to other iSpotters for links to this!