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Sighthunter

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New here. I found this today. I live in the Flint Hills in Kansas and spend many hours in the field almost every day. I will be getting a more comprehensive field guide but some of the scarabs we find out here are not in the books. Here is a beetle my five year old daughter found today. It looks to be some type of predatory beetle.

 

Sighthunter

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Thank You for the prompt reply

I will try to give you something more challenging next post.
 

beetleman

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{D hee hee yeah that was an easy 1! awesome beetle 1 of my favorites:clap:
 

dtknow

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What kind of habitat do these like. Supposedly they occur here(they are nationwide in distribution) but I've never seen one, or a big ground beetle, recently.
 

beetleman

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What kind of habitat do these like. Supposedly they occur here(they are nationwide in distribution) but I've never seen one, or a big ground beetle, recently.
they are scrubland/forest,they are pretty hardy i keep mine a tad little on the moist side.
 
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