Ground beetles are fast walking, long-legged predator beetles with powerful jaws. Even the larvae are made for hunting. They are usually black or brown; some have a metallic shine. Most ground beetles live in passageways under the ground. Above ground, they hunt insects, such as ants, spiders, snails and worms. Ground beetles cannot fly because the wings under the wing shields have fused together. They are no match for Octopussy.
Ink and acrylic on Aquarell hot pressed water color paper with ground beetle. Framed.