Carabid Beetle  (two photos)
Lebia vittata
1/4 inch

lebia vittata ground beetle
I found these tiny beetles in only one area among all that
I searched, but I'm sure they were everywhere at
Reservoir, Wasatch County, UT.  Carol Davis 8-27-2009

red ground beetle
  The larvae and adults are predatory, though many feed on plants as well. These have
to be about the most colorful Carabidae I've seen.  Carol Davis, 8-27-2009

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