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Ground Beetle


Black Beetle


Ground beetle--predator These large and predominantly black beetles are predators of anything they can catch and kill, including black cutworm larvae. Surprisingly, some species also eat weed seeds such as foxtail and pigweed. They may be found on the soil surface or burrowing underneath crop residue. The adults have a very foul odor, so I advise not picking them up as the chemical will stay on your hands for a while. The larvae may be confused with wireworms, but ground beetle larvae have two projections on the end of the body that resemble tails.

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That's pretty cool

Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on May 9, 2012
Submitted on May 10, 2012

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