Alexander Rauch

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Tarantula - close ups

Published March 15th, 2012

Avicularia diversipes (male)

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European carrion beetle

Published March 13th, 2012

Phosphuga atrata

I found this beetle under some bark when I was taking a walk. It does not really deserve the name carrion beetle, because it mostly feeds on live snails. That is why I found some empty snail shells along with it. However, it is a member of the family Silphidae, which are commonly known as carrion beetles.

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