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funky bug that appears blue
Location:  Lawrence Kansas on Sidewalk during October
October 3, 2010 8:20 pm
I found this bug while walking my dogs. It was during a cool (60ºs) and sunny. We are in Lawrence, Kansas. I saw the bug zipping across the sidewalk during the early morning on Oct 2nd.
Signature:  Mary

Unknown Beetle Larva

Hi Mary,
We believe this is a Beetle Larva, and it appears to be predatory, but we need to do some research before we are certain.  We are posting your photo and indicating that it is unidentified and perhaps our readership will be able to beat us to an identification.

Eric Eaton provides an Identification
Looks like the larva of a Dicaelus ground beetle to me:
Pretty strange indeed 🙂

Thanks Eric, for providing a link to the Notch Mouth Ground Beetle in the genus Dicaelus for us.  BugGuide has several images of the larva and they do appear to match the photo we received.

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