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Notched-mouth Ground Beetle

Dicaelus purpuratus

Description:

Words and photos cannot do this little guy justice... He was bright iridescent purple, the color was absolutely astounding.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago
Notched-mouth Ground Beetle
Dicaelus purpuratus Ground beetle - Dicaelus purpuratus - BugGuide.Net


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4 Comments

LindaKing2
LindaKing2 7 years ago

Thanks for the ID Tom15

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Beautiful beetle and very nice pictures!

LindaKing2
LindaKing2 7 years ago

Thanks! The bright color of this beetle just absolutely blew me away. I almost wanted to take it home with me and keep as if it were a gemstone but I know its better off in the woods.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Great find LindaKing2!

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Spotted on Jun 2, 2014
Submitted on Jun 3, 2014

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