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Ground Beetle

Scarites

Description:

All black

Habitat:

Under a log in the dirt

Notes:

I think this is a male because it has large mandibles. If I'm wrong please correct me.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago
Ground beetle (?)
Genus Scarites Genus Scarites - BugGuide.Net


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2 Comments

naturalist
naturalist 8 years ago

Thanks, I looked it up on the internet and that's what it is. I always thought they were stag beetles but I guess not. Thanks again.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

Genus Scarites looks like a pretty good match from what I can see. The elytral grooves and dual indentations on the head are present. As for sexing the beetle, that may be a bit tougher to pull off. :-)

naturalist
Spotted by
naturalist

Norton, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Mar 31, 2012
Submitted on Mar 31, 2012

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