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Ground beetle

Abax parallelepipedus

Description:

Family Carabidae, dark brown to black beetle, about 1,5 cm in length

Habitat:

oak forest, near creek

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6 Comments

Jopy
Jopy 6 years ago

Thank you, Michael! I do little research, you're right and will change the ID to A. parallelepipedus :)

MichaelGeiser
MichaelGeiser 7 years ago

The genus Abax is definitely right, but I can't see any rugose punctures in the basal half of the pronotum, which would be the key character for A. carinatus.
http://www.kerbtier.de/cgi-bin/deXCompar...
I think it's rather another Abax species, but I'm not sure which one. The ones shown on this website are from Germany. Croatia has a slightly different fauna, with a few more species. A. parallelepipedus is the most common one.

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

odmah je odredjena cim sam ju stavila :) stvarno je lijepa i sjajna...

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

I IDed this beetle as Abax carinatus...

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

Thanks again, I will do research and try to find which species lives in area :)

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 7 years ago

I think this is CARABIDAE
Pterostichini sp

Jopy
Spotted by
Jopy

Zagreb, Croatia

Spotted on Mar 1, 2014
Submitted on Mar 2, 2014

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