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Ground Beetle

Pterostichus melanarius


Introduced from Europe and is rapidly spreading, both on the Atlantic and Pacific Coast. The long winged form is rare in Europe but is predominating in most places in North America. Hibernation occurs mainly in the larval stage.


Spotted under a flower pot.

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David46 10 years ago
Common Ground Beetle
Pterostichus melanarius Ground Beetle - Pterostichus melanarius - Overview

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Dec 7, 2012
Submitted on Dec 7, 2012

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