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Omus californicus
2222_2676 Photo added 2014-10-22

Omus californicus (Coleoptera: Carabidae)
Davis Camp, Sequoia National Forest, Kern County, California
May 30, 2013

This is a larva. Larvae of this species are predators, lying in wait at the top of a hole in the ground and grabbing, with their impressive mouthparts, any prey that walks over the hole.

all photos and text © Joyce Gross