what is this beetle, and is it native to the Lincoln county area?

Asked October 29, 2018, 5:11 AM EDT

It was in my laundry room, is over an inch in length. Rose Lodge area

Lincoln County Oregon

1 Response

Looks like it could be the Narrow-Collared Snail Eating Beetle (scientific name is Scaphinotus angusticollis). This one is native to areas west of the Cascades. It also likes to prey upon slugs.