What is this bug?
January 10, 2010
I found it in the garden under a flowerpot , I think it was eating a very small white root, i think its some kind of larva, since it had legs only on the front side of the body.
Serbia, Vojvodina, Deliblato
This is a Ground Beetle Larva, probably a Caterpillar Hunter in the genus Calosoma. You may compare your specimen to these images posted to BugGuide of a North American species. Your larva may be Calosoma sycophanta, a European species that was introduced to North America in 1905 to help control the introduced Gypsy Moth. It is also pictured on BugGuide as an adult.