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Huge violet ground beetle-Menekşe karafatma

Carabus scabrosus

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bayucca 6 years ago

Procerus is the subgenus, the genus is still Carabus (uff...) ;-)
Could be, David! I did not have the time to check "all" candidates, but I would like to see more pictures before I would dare to get closer than the genus.

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 6 years ago

My best shout is Procerus scabrosus ,from the colour ,grooving on the electra and the shape of the thorax ,but there are a few similar species.It is found in Turkey and Bulgaria.

bayucca 6 years ago

Carabidae or Ground Beetle. Could be a Carabus sp.
Domyou have other pictures of it with the whole beetle and other perspectives or details of the head?

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İstanbul, Turkey

Spotted on Feb 26, 2014
Submitted on Feb 26, 2014

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