Subject:  Eleodes?
Geographic location of the bug:  Thornton Colorado 80241
Date: 08/05/2018
Time: 02:26 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found a lot of these guys running around a school. Followed by a lot a questions about what it is.
How you want your letter signed:  Thank you for your help!

Ground Beetle

This is definitely not a Desert Stink Beetle in the genus Eleodes.  It is a beneficial, predatory Ground Beetle in the family Carabidae.  Here is a similar looking individual pictured, but not identified, on BugGuide.

Ground Beetle

Location: Thornton, Colorado

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