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Snail-eating beetle
A colorful beetle found on the Chimney Tops trail. Presumably this one is either of the genus Scaphinotus or the genus Sphaeroderus, both of which are snail-eating beetles found in the Smokies.

If you can identify further, I'd be grateful.

March 2011.

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Arthur DigbeeSubmitted by Arthur Digbee
on Mar 25, 2011 3:05 pm

Image ID: 706542
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Lat/Lon: 35.63050°N / 83.4785°W
Object Title: Snail-eating beetle