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Common Black Ground Beetle

Pterostichus melanarius


Black Beetle with large pincers. This particular one was a little over one inch long.


They are usually found under old logs, leaves, or rocks. This one was observed on one of the log sections I use for splitting wood in an area behind my house.

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Thomas Nelson Community College
Spotted by a stud ent at Thomas Nelson Community College

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 29, 2013
Submitted on Sep 29, 2013

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