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Vivid Metallic Ground Beetle

Chlaenius emarginatus


Medium sized beetle. Velvety black elytra with fine punctures. Slightly haired. Thorax and head metallic purple. Legs yellow. Large mandibles (distinctive for this species).


Suburban. Attracted to a flood light at night.

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Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.51, Long: -77.65

Spotted on Jul 16, 2016
Submitted on Jan 28, 2019

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