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The ant beetle , also known as the European red-bellied clerid, is a medium size insect, rather soft-bodied, with strong mandibles that can tear between the hard sclerotized integument of bark beetles. Larvae and adults are common predators of bark beetles in Europe.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jan 1, 2017. Captured in Palenweg 14, 8308 PT Nagele, Netherlands.