Sphaeroderus stenostomus

Small Snail-eating Ground Beetle


Small Snail-eating Ground Beetle, Sphaeroderus stenostomus, eating a snail

Family: Carabidae

Subfamily: Carabinae

Tribe: Cychrini

Length: most in genus are 13.0 - 15.5 mm

 

Look for Sphaeroderus stenostomus hunting their mollusk prey under rocks, under leaves, or other locations favored by snails.

A congener pictured on this site is Sphaeroderus schaumii.

Photo data: 11 July 2012. Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia.