Found under stones and logs during the day, it hunts snails during the night.
Most commonly seen during the warmer months, but is around all year.
Can squirt acid out of its rear end, and can make a hissing noise.
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Found in damper areas under logs and stones where its prey of springtails and mites are found.
Adults are 6 - 8 mm long.
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Adults are 18 - 28 mm long.
Found in wood and gardens, quite often seen in the daytime.
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Found under bark, in rotting wood and in the soil - a common beetle found almost anywhere except really dry places.
Adults are 15 - 21 mm long.
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Leg colour can vary from red - black.
Common in cultivated soil, gardens, woodlands, grassland and dry moorland.
Adult body length 14 - 17 mm.
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Found in most terrestrial habitats.
Adults from 8 - 11 mm long.
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A very common beetle found in open country, grassland and gardens.
Adults are 6 - 9 mm long.
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