Ground Beetle Larva

Subject :  centibeetle?
Geographic location of the bug:  Madison, WI
Date: 08/05/2021
Time: 12:36 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi! This handsome fella was crawling around on the sidewalk in my neighborhood the other morning and I’d love to know what it is. He kind of looks like a cross between a centipede and a beetle. Thank you for sharing your love of our wriggling insect friends!
How you want your letter signed:  E in Madison

I forgot to mention that he was about 3” long.

“Handsome” Ground Beetle Larva

Dear E in Madison,
Thanks for your kind words and thanks for using the word “handsome” to describe this Ground Beetle larva.  Just last week Daniel dug up a similar Ground Beetle larva and he posted an image to What’s That Bug?

Hi Daniel,
Ahhhh that makes sense! Thank you very much for your reply, and apologies for missing the previous photo from last week.
Bugs are beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge and enthusiasm.

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