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Phosphuga atrata

Phosphuga atrata (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Phosphuga atrata is a European carrion beetle that feeds on live snails, insects and earthworms, as well as on carrion. The beetle is up to 15mm long and has an elongated neck used to reach into snail shells, which it sprays with a digestive fluid. Young beetles are brownish in color, older ones are black.

Silphidae

Syn: Silpha atrata

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