This is a pregnanat female European Ground Beetle.
Obviously she hasn't been out to get new "clothes"
that fit. I see these predatory beetles from time to time in my
garden. © Carol Davis, 5-29-2009
This was the first ground beetle I found in my yard. It
was in the garden. Quite
devil. They are known to prey on soft-bodied garden pests
such as the slug. © Carol Davis, 7-8-07
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