Critter of the Week - The Snail-sucking Ground Beetle

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:43 pm on 23 July 2021


One of New Zealand’s more distinctive beetles is the ground-dwelling species, Maoripamborus fairburni. It lives in the ancient kauri forests of Northland and could well be a snail’s worst nightmare. Its long skinny head means it can crawl into the snail shell and suck it up from the inside

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