Scaphinotus petersi - ground beetle
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

 Scaphinotus ground beetles are specialist predators of snails.  

USA AZ Yavapai County. vi.2007

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro Lens.