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Can you help me identify this beetle?
May 26, 2010
Dear Bugman,
My son is working on a Boy Scout merit badge and he needs to identify insects. He is having trouble figuring out what kind of beetle this is. Can you help him?
Debbie B.
Cleveland OH

European Ground Beetle

Hi Debbie,
Based on the images posted to BugGuide, we are quite certain your species of Caterpillar Hunter is the Fiery Hunter, Calosoma calidum, based on the dimples in the elytra.

Hi Daniel!
Thanks so much for the identification.  My son will be thrilled.
I don’t think he even noticed the “dimples” on the one he saw
since they aren’t as prominate as the ones on the website.
Thanks again.
Debbie

Correction
This is actually Carabus nemoralis.
Mardikavana

Thanks for the correction Markikavana.  At least we had the tribe correct.  BugGuide also has nice images of the European Ground Beetle, Carabus nemoralis.

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2 Responses to European Ground Beetle

  1. mardikavana says:

    This is actually Carabus nemoralis.

    • bugman says:

      Thanks for the correction Markikavana. At least we had the tribe correct. BugGuide also has nice images of the European Ground Beetle, Carabus nemoralis.

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