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The bronze carabid

C⁠arabus nemoralis

Description:

A large, 2,5 cm, purple bronze ground beetle with reddish pronotal edges. It uses the large curved mandibles to crush and slice through prey, slugs are the favorite.

Habitat:

Forest edge under dead wood and leaves.

Notes:

Norwegian name: Vanlig jordløper

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

Oh, that is a handsome beetle. Looks like it could give a decent nip too! Thanks for sharing, Arne.

arne.roysland
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arne.roysland

Vestfold og Telemark, Norway

Spotted on Jun 18, 2021
Submitted on Jun 18, 2021

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